2012 – Independent
Alternative/ Funk-Rock/ Hard Rock
The debut EP from eclectic Brisbane based band LeSuits is a great piece of rocking good fun. Unfortunately it only features four tracks which is really not enough to sit down and enjoy, although it does give a great sense of what the band is all about.
The music itself is an odd mixture of blaring horns, funky bass, hard rocking guitar, and powerful vocals. Each track seems to wander in and out of cheesy eighties metal solos, heavy bass riffs, and surreal pop silliness, but somehow it all seems to gel together and make for an interesting and enjoyable little EP. Horse Code and French Potato in particular show off the groups’ talent at musical complexity hidden beneath layers their honed simplicity of instrumental lines.
Fish, however, isn’t quite as good as the other three gems. Its heartfelt wailing vocals come off as a bit cheesy and they feel like they’d perhaps be more suited to an Aerosmith album than this EP. It’s not actually bad, it’s just not where this band’s strength lies and it felt a bit out of place. It is nice, however, that the band managed to dig out a slow song to put in with the other three just to show the world that they’re not a one-trick pony of weirdness.
There’s not really much I can say here as the EP is so short, but I will say that this band is definitely one to look out for in the future – I see big things for this group of oddballs and I’m hoping for a full length album some time soon. So, if you’ve ever wanted to listen to the love child of Faith No More and Deep Purple backed up by James Brown’s horn section keep the name LeSuits in your mind.
It was difficult to find any clips for the songs off EP Phone Home, but I managed to come up with this video of the band playing live.
I apologize for the slightly dodgy quality.