Review – Sumo Cyco

By Remington Fioraso

Album – Lost in Cyco City
Release Date – June 10, 2014
Itunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/lost-in-cyco-city/id881244790
Label – Radio Ghost Music/ Fontana North
Genre – Hard Rock

Toronto’s Sumo Cyco is a four-pieced, female-fronted hard rock band consisting of Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam, Matt ‘MD13’ Drake, Ken ‘Thor’ Corke, and Andy ‘The Wolf’ Joseph. They released their first full-length album entitled “Lost in Cyco City” on June 10, 2014. The album contains eleven tracks, including the singles “The Ugly”, “Go Go Go” and “Cry Murder.” It is available on iTunes for a digital copy or their merch store or your local Canadian retailer for a physical copy.

After hearing of the release date for “Lost in Cyco City,” I was highly anticipating the album as I enjoyed their releases prior. When listening to the album, I was not disappointed. The vocals and instrumentals were well done. From the first track, “The Ugly” to the final “My Name is Rock n’Rock”, there is not filler tracks. Although difficult to choose a favourite, I have found myself replaying “My Name is Rock n’ Roll” and “Cry Murder” the most. It was well worth the wait!

If you have not listened to Sumo Cyco previously, I would highly recommend listening to the singles “The Ugly”, “Go Go Go” and “Cry Murder” prior to listening to “Lost in Cyco City”. If you enjoy them, I would definitely check out the full album.

Rating 5/5

Connect with Sumo Cyco:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sumocyco
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sumocyco

Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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