Canadian four piece SUMO CYCO are known for creating completely DIY, self directed and produced videos which are nothing less than mental master pieces. The next two instalments in the Sumo Cyco narrative are no exception.
Check out ‘Fuel My Fire’ and ‘Crowd Control’, which complete Chapters 7 and 8 in the on going series.
Matt “MD13" Drake was behind the camera in almost every scene and Skye "Sever" Sweetnam did all the post work, creating the gun shot effects, as well as shooting the super-slo-mo scenes on her iPhone. The band also custom designed the money used in the video featuring the character “The Ugly” on the notes with the slogan “In US we trust”. The video also features spray painted super-soakers as the gangster guns and home designed porno magazines featuring the bad guys, aka the skull Terrornauts.
Sumo Cyco released their most recent album ‘Lost In Cyco City’ last year via RSK Entertainment. The band are about to hit the road in the UK on a run of dates with Butcher Babies. Full dates below.
Sumo Cyco supporting Butcher Babies
11.04.2016 - Nottingham, England @ Rock City Basement
12.04.2016 - Milton Keynes, England @ Craufurd Arms
13.04.2016 - Bristol, England @ Marble Factory
14.04.2016 - Cardiff, Wales @ The Globe
15.04.2016 - Swansea, Wales @ The Scene
16.04.2016 - Manchester, England @ Rebellion Bar
17.04.2016 - Newcastle, England @ Think Tank
19.04.2016 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Cathouse
20.04.2016 - Chester, England @ Live Rooms
21.04.2016 - Reading, England @ Sub 89
22.04.2016 - London, England @ Underworld
23.04.2016 - Birmingham, England @ O2 Academy 3
24.04.2016 - Southampton, England @ Talking Heads
More about SUMO CYCO
SUMO CYCO’s secret weapon comes in the form of front-woman SEVER, the alter-ego of former teen-pop sensation Skye Sweetnam. Signed by Sony/ATV at the age of 14, Skye had performed in over twenty five countries before her 17th birthday, including 50 shows opening up for Britney Spears on the Onyx Hotel tour.
After two full-length albums, writing with hit makers such as Dr Luke, Max Martin, The Matrix and Tim Armstrong, Sweetnam decided to take her career in a different direction. Craving artistic control and rock’n’roll, she initiated her departure from the major label and formed SUMO CYCO.
To date, SUMO CYCO have taken a novel approach to putting out music, having recorded and released 10 singles digitally, accompanied by glorious grindhouse-esque movie themed videos – all produced and directed themselves.
It did not take long for SUMO CYCO to garner the attention of music fans in their homeland, winning “Best Female Fronted” band at Toronto Independent Music Awards in 2012, and Indie Week Canada the following year.