SUZIE STAPLETON is a Sydney-born alternative rock artist who honed her craft in
Melbourne before relocating to London in 2015. She has built a loyal fanbase, captivating
audiences with electric live performances using her midnight vocal to weave shards of poetry into
guitar-driven noir soundscapes laced with intricate melodies.
Stapleton released two singles in 2017 recorded with Gavin Jay (Jim Jones Revue/The Righteous
Mind) on bass and Ian White (Gallon Drunk) on drums. The most recent “Yesterday’s Town” was
was voted a Fresh Fave on Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net, has received praise from Vive Le
Rock, Clash, Louder Than War amongst others.
Stapleton has opened for artists such as Mark Lanegan, Mick Harvey, and Boss Hog and
appeared at festivals including Liverpool Sound City, Camden Rocks Festival, Colours of Ostrava
and Binic Folk Blues Festival.
2017 also saw Stapleton appear as a guest vocalist on no-wave icon Lydia Lunch & Cypress
Grove’s unlikely covers album “Under The Covers” (Rustblade Records). This is a continuation of
Stapleton’s collaborations with Cypress Grove on The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project. She
first cameoed on the project’s third album ‘Axels & Sockets’ (feat. Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Debbie
Harry, Thurston Moore + others) which has lead to her working closely with Grove on the fourth
album currently in production and due for release in 2018.
« This is a lady that is simply too good to be ignored.
Suzie Stapleton is gonna be huge. You heard it here first…”
– Louder Than War
« Suzie is a great balance to this song and all the fucking songs she sings on. We needed some more
of that vaginal power on this record and I knew Suzie was the perfect girl to bring that. »
– Lydia Lunch
« It’s rare that a new artist comes along who genuinely defies easy description, but this is certainly
the case with Stapleton. Her songs seem to inhabit the dark, intense corners of the soul in a manner
not dissimilar to Nick Drake or even Elliott Smith, yet Stapleton’s guitar-playing is at once raw and
tender, at times evoking the elemental spirit of Link Wray or ‘Sister’ era Sonic Youth…
a bright new star in the ascendant. »
– Louder Than War
“Like many of the best singers Stapleton has an unusual voice. Pervading all her singing is a
huskiness that approaches Tom Waits territory, but beneath and supporting that is a supremely
delicate and precise feel for the moment…like hearing Cat Power at her very best.”
– The AU Review
“Utterly mesmeric, exuding charisma. Fantastic stuff – one to look out for. »
– Joe Cushley, Resonance FM UK
“Suzie Stapleton is a hard act to follow, I felt like a folk singer going on after Soundgarden. She is
compelling listening and Melbourne’s best kept rock chick secret.”
– Spencer P Jones (Beasts of Bourbon)