- 15 Aug 22
Among the band’s fans were Dave Fanning, Larry Gogan and the BBC's John Peel.
The fourth video from The Sussed this year has dropped, 40 years after the original footage was shown on RTÉ.
'Time Is On Our Side' is a power-pop/punk track recorded back in 1981. It's been released at the perfect time, coinciding with Danny Boyle's Sex Pistols biopic Pistol. Heavy archive usage and DIY skills elevate the video to new, nostalgic heights.
With plenty of indie-rock guitar riffs and layered vocals (lo-fi as they may be), the nostalgic visuals see the trio perform the track under orange lighting for RTÉ.
The Dublin based outfit consisting of Rory Stokes, Paul Mooney, Declan Jones, and John McGrath were extremely popular in the Irish punk scene from around 1979 to 1984.
"It’s been lying in my shed for 40 years and was in pretty bad condition before being restored by our label Spit Records," the band's frontman, Rory Stokes, told Hot Press.
Previous revived clips discovered and later shared include 'It’s The Control', two graphics videos for 'Paranoia' and 'I Wanna Conform 12" remix'. Another new video for 'Drowning in Bed' is expected to land later in the year.
As is popular with the punk genre, The Sussed were known for provocative social commentary within their lyrics - this may have been the reason we didn't see much more from them after the mid '80s. This becomes prevalent when you learn the Dublin based outfit were once banned from RTE's charts for their track 'Don't Swim On The East Coast', which condemned the nuclear waste plant Windscale, later renamed to Sellafield.
In 2022, The Sussed's Facebook page has had 1,000 new likes and 10,000 YouTube views when combined.
The Sussed reissued their 1981 EP Don't Swim On The East Coast in 2017 with a hugely successful outcome. The totally remastered EP had two bonus tracks 'Drowning In Bed' and 'I’ve Got Rabies' - as well as original classics 'Don’t Swim On The East Coast' & 'I Wanna Conform'.
Check out the new video below.