UK

A cocktail of Ian Dury, Happy Mondays and Patti Smith, Suzi Wu, AKA 19 year old North Londoner Suzie McDermott, has clearly been hugely influenced by the visceral connection between pop, performance, personal empowerment and self-education. With only two songs from her debut EP already released, Suzi's captivating story telling and refreshingly unique sound has found her fans across the board, earning her 'World Record' and 'World First' on Zane Lowe's Beats1 show, Radio 1 plays from Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Phil Taggart, coveted spots on key Spotify playlists and a peak of number 15 in the UK viral chart, a number 1 spot on Hype Machine and a wave of great press. “Suzi Wu enchants on her ramshackle pop concoction” – The Line of Best Fit. “matching furious pop potential to some punk-ish DIY antics.” – Clash “It’s personality-packed pop which favours rough edges over a pristine polish” – NME “A mix of pure personality and performance, she carries the fire of ‘Arular’-era MIA and the lyrical sway of King Krule." – DIY