Watch and listen:
Atomic Suplex - Guitar, vocals
Emma Leaning - Guitar
Dan Suplex - Bass
JD Kickdrum - Drums
XLB - Saxophone
How do you explain the inexplicable? There is no way to accurately describe Atomic Suplex, though many have tried…”Rock & Roll mayhem”…”loud, raucous, trashy rock and roll”…”Guitar Wolf on mescaline”…that might give you some idea.
Atomic Suplex are one of the best live bands you could ever see, or even imagine. Screaming guitars, brutal, primal drumming and a twisted, wailing saxophone cutting through it all. Half the band look like they’re being electrocuted on stage, and Atomic Suplex himself – resplendent in his fringed leather jacket, flying V guitar in hand and face covered by a miked motorcycle helmet through which he sings – is one of the most mesmerising characters on stage today.
But don’t get the idea that this is a bunch of macho nitwits, the whole thing is done with a sense of humour and is a joy to behold. Their debut album – on Crypt Records, no less – includes such numbers as ‘Rock & Roll Machine’, ‘Rock & Roll Action’, ‘Rock & Roll Is Never Going To Die’, ‘Rock & Roll Must Die’ and, of course, ‘I Am Rock & Roll.’ And while their shows might look chaotic on the surface, they can all play their instruments and are actually having, you know, fun. Remember that?
Atomic Suplex have toured Europe and Asia sharing the stage with such luminaries as The Hives, Guitar Wolf, The Gories, The Adolescents, No Bunny, The Kids, Jet Boys, Armitage Shanks, Richard Herring, Eddie Legend, The Spits, The Fat White Family, The Buzzcocks, Theee Bat, and many more.
They’ll be touring their upcoming album on Dirty Water Records very soon. Do not miss an opportunity to get on the bus. You won’t regret it.