Preaching From the Pews: Suffer Like G Did

Preaching From the Pews: Suffer Like G Did


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Bands like this aren’t born overnight. Suffer Like G Did spawned some 7 years ago, and as all meaningful bands are, were cemented by a mutual love and core understanding of instrumentation, groove, and melody. In those early days, the collaborative would regularly upload practise sessions to YouTube as a resource for finessing their work when members were geographically apart.

This path has led the band to craft a unique modern persona within their sound – one which is wholly edifying beyond its years. It’s music for music lovers. Without the busyness of a haughty vocalist, the listener is instead invited to consider intricacies that unfold further with every listen. Like a good book, the true nature is only revealed to those who commit beyond the cover; depth which cannot be fully summarised by a few synoptic lines or rave reviews. Yet their acumen is there for all to hear, and it hasn’t happened by chance. The devotion and contemplation behind each note, each transition, each dynamic ebb and flow, has been diligently crafted with output in mind. The sum of all parts organically amalgamate to create a solid, vital whole.

On record this is palpable, however, the live set which the band have honed over time is nothing short of admirable within its own right – leasing new life into the already vibrant melodies, igniting fresh energy into the electricity of their sound. Word of mouth has spread like wildfire, and unsurprisingly this has led to prestigious supports slots (as well as memorable headline shows) among a plethora of key venues in London’s thriving underground.

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After the success of their debut, ‘Orange ’ EP (pressed, printed, and distributed via their own label, ‘Bwains‘), the band invited producers to remix their work by making the track stems available online – an invitation which was well received with justifiably variable results. This alone demonstrates the diverse and welcoming nature of their tone – instead of alienating others by binding to genre, there is instead a sense of community and collective, and an inherent respect within that.

The band have currently set to work on their second short-player, ‘Raspberry‘, before documenting their first full album on record later this year.

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