Sheer Mag, who release their debut album next week ahead of a UK tour, have shared the video for ‘Suffer Me’.
The song, which addresses the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the LGBTQ+ community’s ongoing battles, and fighting for your rights, will no doubt be performed when the band play Islington Assembly Hall on 20 July.
“Last winter, a friend lent me ‘Fun Home’ by Alison Bechdel, which is a memoir in graphic novel form about a young woman coming of age and coming out. While exploring her own queerness and queer history in her early 20’s, she learns about the Stonewall Riots that took place in Greenwich Village in 1969,” says the group’s guitarist Matt Palmer of the song.
“I’d never heard of this demonstration or the brutal police raids on gay and drag clubs that instigated the protest. I was unaware that there was a legally enforced dress code in NYC at the time, and that people were being fined and arrested for dressing in drag.”
Adds singer Tina Halladay: “People have an odd fascination with what others choose to do with their lives. Too often the people speaking against something have some of those feelings harboured deep within them that they don’t know how to deal with.
“The world is changing and those people are going to have to deal with the fact that you cannot control others.”
‘Suffer Me’ is the latest song to be released from the upcoming LP ‘Need To Feel Your Love’, following ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ and the title track which, says Halladay, is about “when you get to the point of a romantic relationship and you feel as if you have done everything to give that person a chance to make the most out of it and you are at the breaking point and you need them to do something more, even if you don’t exactly know that is”.