20 year old North Londoner via Blackpool, Suzi Wu, spent summers driving back up north, listening to her mother's extensive record collection: from Beastie Boys to Riot Grrrl, Beck to Patti Smith. You can hear all and none of those influences in Suzi's music; the sound of pop turned inside out.
Pop culture is deeply important to Suzi. She's more likely to cite a communist quote as influence than a specific Joy Division album. From the bands she'd listen to growing up, to the collective she considers herself part of in East London currently, she recognises the power of music in its subversion of societal norms and in its welcoming of outcasts; outcasts who manage to outsmart old industry tropes. Suzi's captivating storytelling and refreshingly unique sound has found her fans across the board, with her debut EP 'Teenage Witch' earning her a World Record on Zane Lowe's Beats1 show, BBC Radio 1 support from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, a Top 10 spot on the Spotify viral chart, Apple A-list playlisting and a No. 1 Most Blogged on Hype Machine. Following its release, Suzi was invited to play at SXSW, The Great Escape and Latitude Festival. This year, she also became part of the PRS Keychange initiative which seeks to empower and promote more visibility of female creatives across the industry. Suzi has just signed to Def Jam / AMF and will be releasing new music this Autumn.