Rated 5 out of 5 by GazWarne from New favourite band! After hearing a song playing on a video on YouTube, my musical ear instantly pricked up. I was listening to "Anti Anthem" by Sumo Cyco and instantly fell in love with the crunching riffs the banging bass, the amazing drumming and of course the amazingly talented vocals. Instantly I began looking for their website to see if by a small chance they might be somewhere in the vicinity. As luck would have it they were playing the "Think Tank" in Newcastle only a mere 7 miles away. I booked 2 tickets straight away knowing my best friend Peter would want to come. I had booked the tickets on Monday the 13th and the gig was Wednesday the 15th! Not long to learn the lyrics of more songs...however I managed it. Come gig night I was pretty nervous because I wanted this band to be as good as they were on their videos....and Jesus Christ were they ever. The two supporting acts "Eva Plays Dead" & "Devilskin" were amazing, an absolute delight to hear. They both put on an amazing set and I thoroughly enjoyed them. HOWEVER, I was here to see the main event, the granddaddy of them all....SUMO CYCO. Simply writing a review does this band NO justice at all. These guys are next level amazing. They played their set and their songs BETTER than the recordings and put on such a good show. Both the guitarist Matt and singer Skye were in the crowd, interacting, having fun on stage and it really was so good to see. They played roughly 50 minutes but I could easily have listened to another hour. Afterwards they were more than happy to pose for photos, sign things and have a general chat. So down to earth. So as not to bore the people reading for too much longer, If you ever see this and playing near you, you MUST go see them. They will change your life. SUMO CYCO, thank you for bringing me so much joy with your music. Thank you for signing the album I bought. You guys f*cking rock.
Date published: 2017-03-16