Progression can be a thorny subject with punk bands, but this is one outfit that have done it right; while the song-writing has consistently improved over the past decade and a half, they’ve resisted any temptation to soften up, only increasing their lightning-fast velocity and raw energy, as the records and wild live sets attest. Recording for a variety of well-respected labels around the globe (Deranged and Ugly Pop in Canada, Feral Ward, Dirtnap and Parts Unknown in the US, Kangaroo in Europe and Nada Nada in Brazil, among others) has helped spread the word far and wide, and extensive touring around North America, Europe and now Asia has only built upon this global audience.
With all this activity, it’s no shock that press around the world has taken notice, and while that’s included cover stories in such venerable publications as Kerrang! (Europe), Maximum Rock’n’Roll (USA) and Doll (Japan), having renowned Canadian music paper Exclaim award them with the coveted best punk album award was a particular highlight.
Career Suicide was founded by vocalist Martin Farkas and guitarist Jonah Falco (who splits his time as drummer of Polaris Prize winners Fucked Up). The two remain the principal song writers and manage all of the band’s activities. In 2013, Dallas Good, lead singer and guitarist of The Sadies, joined as the band’s new rhythm guitarist. While this came as a surprise to some, Good has a rich back history of his own in hardcore punk, and his playing has fitted in beautifully, adding real power to Career Suicide’s frantic presence.
The band have just recently completed recording their long-awaited third LP for Deranged Records, with full release expected in spring 2016. Advance tracks posted online recently caused a real stir of excitement among their numerous impatient fans, so if you too remember and recognise the invigorating power of high-power, high-speed rock’n’roll, you’d be well served to give it a spin for yourself. And whatever you do, don’t miss the live set!