Sukie Smith Steps ‘Into The Light’

Indie survivalist Sukie Smith returns with ‘Into The Light’ a sneak preview of her debut solo album ‘The Glass Dress and a Ringing Bell’ set for release on Shillingboy Records on March 8th, 2024.

Sukie Smith – Into The Light

Long-term readers of this blog may recognise Sukie Smith as the frontwoman of Madam. While Madam was technically a band, it always seemed to be more of an alto-ego. Madam was always really Sukie Smith, and that’s meant as no disrespect to the talented musicians she worked with.

Madam’s three albums (In Case Of Emergency, Gone Before Morning and Back To The Sea) all gloriously floated between indie, folk, whispered late-night conversations and wide-screen road trip soundtracks.

Now Sukie Smith has dispensed with Madam and metaphorically stepped ‘Into The Light’ as a fully-fledged solo artist. Fans of PJ Harvey and Sharon Van Etten will immediately find something to admire.

Sukie has released 5 singles so far, and we understand four of them (Honey, Into The Light, The Witches Daughter, and Fixed Star) will feature on her debut album.

Off the current releases, it’s Into The Light that strikes the most immediate chord. It radiates with instant energy, positivity and empowerment. If you are reading this and looking for positive affirmations, you’ve found your track! Into The Light is about shaking off the shackles of the past and it’s glorious.

The track is accompanied by the lowest of lo-fi videos, which only add to its authentic, indie charm. This one feels deeply personal and liberating.

​Discover more about Sukie Smith

Sukie trained as an actress at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has worked with many great directors including Nic Roeg and Mike Leigh. She has performed onstage at, amongst others, the Royal Court, West Yorkshire Playhouse and London’s West End.  

She recently hosted a monthly show on Soho Radio called SOUNDVISION. which ran for 23 instalments with selected guests including Georgina Starr, Bruce and Flora Mclean and John Irvin, exploring the subliminal soundtrack in a visual artist creative practice. 

Sukie regularly contributes to The Lab Mag, a bi-monthly art magazine curated and published by The Laboratory Arts Collective.

While Madam has been on hiatus, Sukie has contributed vocals for Tricky’s Hell is Round the Corner (reincarnated) for the re-release of Maxinquaye, out now on Universal Records with more writing and recording planned for 2024. 

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