Of Empires released a rocker with their single “Suzie.” The Brighton, UK band discussed the track thus:
‘Suzie’ was pulled from the wreckage of a tumultuous year for Of Empires, the band comprised of Jack Fletcher (vocals), Matthew Berry (lead guitar), Liam Bewey (bass), and George Le Page (drums). Fletcher, the band’s principal lyricist, experienced a break-up from his long-term partner. This resulted in the disbanding of the flat where he and Berry lived, which had tripled up as gig space and party HQ.
It was a painful, drawn-out fission that saw Fletcher step onto a carousel of alcohol and drugs, with a pronounced mental deterioration following quickly behind.Music was both vent and respite and there’s a claustrophobic intensity underpinning these tracks that smack of a man trying to clear out the space between his head.