28 Apr Suzi Moon’s New 3-Song EP ‘Animal’: A Review
by Marisa Torrieri Bloom
Suzi Moon’s vocal delivery is high-pitched and raspy, with a cocky swagger that’s closer to Iggy Pop than Brody Dalle. Her music is glam, intense, and brilliant — yet I almost missed out on hearing the artist because my inbox is overflowing with sound files.
It was a happy accident that the drummer for my band Trashing Violet stumbled upon her show at Cafe Nine in New Haven last fall and sent me a link to her Spotify channel. Ten seconds into her single, “I’m Not A Man” and I was hooked. This wasn’t some cheesy, ra-ra-girl-power marketing ploy. This was total badassery. I became an immediate fan, and streamed the song about 250 times.
Suzi doesn’t disappoint on her newly released, three-song EP “Animal” (Pirates Press Records), which gives listeners more of that righteous, I-don’t-give-a-damn bravado that I’m craving so badly in female-fronted punk, though the recording itself — saturated with multiple guitars and thick, heavy drums and bass, played flawlessly — leans more toward Bad Religion than The Stooges. Still, her performance takes me back to a bygone era when nocturnal punk artists like Iggy Pop put on shows that felt so fun and freeing. And that’s really the point.
Suzi is absolutely feral in the title track, half-growling and pushing out lyrics about being the predator to her lover as prey. The accompanying tracks “Sonic Attraction” and “Gold Record Autograph” are pretty awesome too.
The good news for some of you is that she’s currently touring in support of this EP — and her first-full length record, coming this summer — and may be making her way to your town soon. For more on her tour dates, or to hear “Animal” and other music, visit her website or your favorite media streaming outlet.
Marisa Torrieri Bloom is the founder and editor of Rockmommy