Assuming the not-too modest self-designated moniker of “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” Supersuckers are hitting Turku, Tampere and Helsinki for a three-date mini-tour.

Founded in 1988 in Tucson, Arizona, the quartet’s original name, Blood Supersuckers, was taken from a pornographic novel. Shortening their name and moving to Seattle, they recorded a bunch of singles, which were eventually collected for the album The Songs All Sound the Same in 1992. The same year saw them sign to Sub Pop and drop The Smoke of Hell.

Subsequent years have seen their blend of boisterous garage rock, punk, country and cheerful boogie-influenced rock and roll appear on a variety of releases. Led by frontman Eddie Spaghetti, the foursome is perhaps best remembered for their four Sub Pop albums in the ‘90s, that ended with 1997’s cowpunk Must’ve Been High, as well as dozens of vinyl and live discs.

Big news in the Supersuckers camp came earlier this year, with the band releasing their first brand-spanking new album in five years back in January. Recorded at Willie Nelson’s studio, their ninth full length, Get The Hell, was mixed by the band and the Dwarves’ Blag Dahlia.

7-9 March
Turku, Tampere, Helsinki

Last seen here in the winter of 2009, in the company of rockers Nashville Pussy at Tavastia, this welcome visit is being organised in collaboration with Sue magazine.

James O’Sullivan
Image: supersuckers.com