Indie Week Canada 2013 saw 205 bands from Australia, The Netherlands, The US, Venezuela, Iceland, The UK, Japan, Korea, Italy, Mexico, and of course Ireland compete for the “Best of the Fest” and the trip to be a headliner at Indie Week Ireland 2014.
The finals was a night of great indie music spanning multiple genres from country, electronic, Americana, rock, pop and heavy rock. It was one of the closest decisions we’ve had.
The overall winning act was SUMO CYCO!!
A hard hitting, no holds barred tight outfit fronted by Sever (formerly solo artist: Skye Sweetnam) along with Matt ‘MD’ Drake on lead guitar (Dodger), Ken ‘THOR’ Corke on bass guitar (Skye Sweetnam, Kazzer, Red Light King) and Andy ‘THE WOLF’ Joseph on drums (Jojeto).
They launched as a band in March 2011 and had their first show opening for Hollywood Undead to a crowd of a thousand. Sumo Cyco has also shared a stage with Finger Eleven, The Salads and Raggadeath with Miche Mee. They have songs mixed by Jag Tanna (I Mother Earth), Julius “Juice” Butty (Alexisonfire) and Matt DeMatteo (Big Wreck) amongst others. One song, “Interceptor” was featured on YouTuber Ray William Johnson’s channel with over 5 million views. Sumo Cyco has a strong presence online, and direct both their own music videos and promotional films. Sumo Cyco mixes influences from the likes of System of a Down, Rob Zombie, and No Doubt. Musically, their sound blends heavy metal guitars, blast beats, and dance hall rhythms.
The band won Best Female Fronted Band at the Toronto Independent Music Awards 2012.
The band won Indie Week Toronto Oct 20th 2013 and will be attending Indie Week Ireland in 2014.
This is an act you do not want to miss!