I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… Sufferkiss are Nottingham’s answer to King Adora, but upon hearing this CD, I have to admit, the comparison isn’t as close as I remembered from their live performance. In my hand, I have Sufferkiss’ first demo. Two memorable, stick-in-your-head glam-pop tunes with an edge of modern rock guitar-work.
The simplicity and predictability initially works in favour of the two tracks, bringing an instant familiarity with the songs, and the first time through, they are really fun… but by the end of the second track, to be honest, you’re ready for it to finish. With lead singer, Martyn Wells, slightly over-doing the screechy straining of his vocal chords, and the repetitive instrumental section, it gets a bit irritating after a few minutes.
Sufferkiss have more than enough ambition and enthusiasm to go a really long way, but on the strength of this CD, it might not be enough. Perhaps a little more subtlety, not just in the vocals, and an overall more sensitive use of their ability could make a huge difference to the future of one of Nottingham’s brightest hopes.
6Kate Price's Score