Suburban Vermin offer something totally different right now for fans of creativity that spans far and wide. Bringing together the colour and eclecticism of musicianship and comic books, their venture for 2018 begins next month as they release their brand new series of multi-layered artistry. Issue # 0 introduces things strongly, a well crafted comic accompanies a heavy and infectious punk-rock anthem – a song that surrounds you with the raw energy and intensity of distorted guitars, relentless drums, a leading voice loaded with grit, volume, and personality, and a song that feels a little like the missing ingredient in the music world right now.
Save Me is the name of the song. The further into it you get, the more familiar and enjoyable the progression and the various building blocks that make it what it is start to become. The sound appears reminiscent of the likes of The Distillers – unforgiving, real, energetic, unmistakable in tone and character. On top of this, the lyrics ring well, particularly in light of the accompanying comic – there’s a sort of visual side-project in hand to really help make it feel like more of a film than a simple song.
Suburban Vermin are doing a lot of good with their art, and what’s more – the effort they’ve put into these releases is immense. The quality is high, and the music is honestly quite refreshing right now. Save Me is a song that pours out and is over all too quickly, but the more times you listen, the more addictive and connected to you it becomes. It’s easy to press play three or four times over to let it all really sink in. It’s also a totally nostalgic and brilliant source of escapism to take both the song and the comic and just leave the real world behind for a little while. Well worth exploring.