Five Questions With Sue Newberry & The Law

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Sue Newberry & The Law is about to release their brand new album, The Odds on August 24. We had a chat with the “fun-rock” band in our newest segment of Five Questions With. Stay tuned for our review of the album coming soon, and if you’re in Toronto on August 24, you should stop by the album release show at The Cameron House.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Sue Newberry has been making music professionally for the past decade. Her current project, Sue Newberry & The Law are releasing their sophomore album “The Odds” on August 24, 2018.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Sue Newberry & The Law makes powerful, sharp-witted and upbeat pop rock.

Sue writes on guitar and piano. Once a skeleton of a song is laid out, it is brought to the full band, workshopped into an upbeat and challenging synthpop piece.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Our sophomore album “THE ODDS” will be released in Toronto at The Cameron House backroom on August 24, 2018. Following that, we will have a circle of shows around Ontario, including a shared bill in Peterborough, Ontario (where Sue Newberry is calling home these days) the day after our release – August 25th at Evan’s Contemporary Art Gallery.

We have been labelled as “Literate FunRock” in the past, meaning we set out to prove that catchy pop and danceability can go in hand with lyrical depth and strong musicianship. Our 6-piece synth-rock band includes 3 keyboards and 4 vocalists, which layers razor-sharp harmonies together with synthetic pads and sounds.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Our newest single from our upcoming album “The Odds” is “A Look to Kill”

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

We listen to a great deal of Canadian content, all genres. Today’s favourites include Donovan Woods, Rural Alberta Advantage, Grimes, Stars, Metic, Rachael Cardiello, David Newberry, Sarah MacDougall.

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