Sumo Cyco
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Sumo Cyco

Toronto, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Toronto, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Metal




"Kerrang! Magazine -Fresh Blood Feature 2015"

The featured included Radio Airplay Feature on Kerrang! radio as well as well as a full page interview in the Kerrang magazine.

Metal with a POP twist from Canada's craziest band... EVER!
Sumo Cyco is ready for super stardom! Duh. Let's face it, you're not going to mistake these Canadian's for anyone else with THAT name. We'll let their singer, Skye "Sever" Sweetnam explain it. "Sumo: Massive. Strong. Cyco: Crazy. Weird. I thought those two words described our sound!" She ain't lying. As Skye reveals, their brand of metal mixes "Punk, dancehall and hard rock. And musical theatre. And Salsa beats." Basically, imagine Skindred fronted by No Doubt's Gwen Stefani and you're close!"

Wait a second! Have I seen Skye before?
Well she was a teenage pop sensation. Sumo cyco may have just finished thair latest UK tour at London's Camden Barfly, but when she was just 16 she was supporting Britney Spears in Arena- "She was areal sweetheart, " Smiles Skye. read more in link attached. - Kerrang! Magazine

"LIVE Review LONDON Barfly"


"DON'T BE too cool, don't be laaame, " taunts Sumo Cyco frontwoman Skye Svireetnam. Anything less than 100 per cent is not accepted tonight. Combine No Doubt, Skindred and some wicked System Of A Down riffs, and you end up with this vibrant and wild mob. Skye is a bell of energy and exploding star power. But then, having served time as a support act for Britney Spears on one tour will do that to a person. She's got the throaty vocal Wobble of Gwren Stefani, but with screams to strip paper off the walls. There's too much colour and movement to let attention drop for a second.. and Skye spends half the gig bouncing through the audience, making lightning-speed pit stops for snaps with fans or to yell in your face. Or to clamber up onto the bar to skank out and take a sip from a beer nabbed from a nearby hand. The music is nuts. The performance even more so. And their cover of Macklemore's massive pop banger Can't Hold Us is the icing on this genius.. lunatic cake. Too cool? Laaaame? With gigs like this, Sumo Cyco have absolutely nothing to worry about on either front.
HANNAH EVVENS - Kerrang! Magazine

"Album REVIEW"

IN AN age where so many bands debase themselves trying to fit in, Sumo Cyco stand out. As in, really, really stand out. Arriving like a Technicolor antidote to the greyscale wash of familiar chugs and helium-quaffing choruses, their debut is something of a revelation. A simple summary will suffice: think Skindred with Gwen Stefani singing. What you essentially have is propulsive, dance-ready metal doused in excess pop melody. At the heart of this is frontwoman Skye 'Sever' Sweetnam. She may well be the most charismatic new singer to emerge in 2015. More than just her excellent voice, it's her ability to playfully enunciate the living shit out of evee-rr-yyy siiiiii-i-ii-ingle woo-o-0000rd which transforms Brave and Fighter into medically untreatable earworms. If you're tired of always hearing the same noises, Sumo Cyco may just be the band you've been waiting for. DOWNLOAD: Fighter, Brave. FOR FANS OF: Skindred, No Doubt.
GEORGE GARNER - Album Review


FIGHTER - New Single

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MERCY- Online Single March 2011
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LIMP- Online Single May 2011
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INTERCEPTOR- Online Single August 2011
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DANGER- Online Single October 2011
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Who Do You Want To Be- Online Single January 2012
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Loose Cannon- Online Single June 29th 2012
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Where Do We Go?- Online Single October 5th 2012
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The Ugly - 1st Single from 'Lost In Cyco City' October 13th 2013

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Go Go Go- 2nd Single from 'Lost in Cyco City' Jan 13th 2013

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LOST IN CYCO CITY - Record - June 10th 2014

-The Ugly
-Go Go Go
-Cry Murder
-Like A Killer
-Fuel My Fire
-We Ride
-Get Off
-Crowd Control
-My Name is Rock n' Roll



Sumo Cyco is a four-piece, female fronted, hard rock band from Toronto, Ontario. Sumo Cyco fuse hard rock guitar riffs with in your face blast beats and dance hall rhythms, topped by electric female vocals. The band is currently working on their sophomore album. The band's full length debut album 'Lost in Cyco City' is produced by Matt Drake (Dodger, illScarlett) and was released in June 2014 on Fontana North in Canada and in Europe on May 25, 2015 by RSK Entertainment.

Sumo Cyco is represented worldwide by TKO / The Kirby Organization Booking Agency and managed by Dani Oliva, Esq of Errant Entertainment based in Los Angeles, California. Sumo Cyco also have a publishing agreement in the U.S. and Canada through Sony/ATV and a non-exclusive sync licensing deal with North Star Media. You may have heard their single "Go Go Go" on Don Cherry's new Rock 'Em Sock 'Em DVD.

Front-woman Sever is the alter ego of former teen-pop sensation and Juno nominee Skye Sweetnam, who signed to Capitol Records and EMI (Sony/ATV) Publishing at the age of fourteen. Skye performed in over 25 countries and opened for Britney Spears for 50 dates on the Onyx Hotel Tour, all before her 17th birthday.

Skye co-wrote with hit makers such as Dr. Luke, Max Martin, The Matrix and Tim Armstrong (Rancid). Tim's hit 'Into Action' features Sweetnam on backing vocals. After two full-length albums, Sweetnam decided to take her career in an extreme direction and initiated her departure from the major label craving artistic control and rock n' roll. Since forming in 2011, Sumo Cyco has taken a novel approach to releasing music. They have recorded and released 10 singles digitally to date, alongside grindhouse-esque movie videos, which have attracted over 2.2 million Youtube views and counting. The band takes pride in building a strong online presence by creating and marketing their own content.

 The band has shared stages with Mushroomhead, Butcher Babies, Coal Chamber, Filter, Finger Eleven, Life of Agony, Hollywood Undead, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Hollerado, and illScarlett, to name a few. In the studio, Sumo Cyco has worked with the likes of Jag Tanna (I Mother Earth), Julius 'Juice' Butty (Alexisonfire) and Matt DeMatteo (Big Wreck). Sumo Cyco is currently working on new material with James “Lerock” Loughrey (Skindred, Joss Stone). The new unreleased song “Move Mountains” features Benji Webb, singer of Skindred. Sumo Cyco won the Hamilton Music Award 2015 "Best Loud" Award. In 2012, Sumo Cyco won "Best Female-Fronted" band at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. In 2013, they won Indie Week Canada then went on to tour the UK and Ireland in April 2014.

In support of “Lost in Cyco City”, Sumo Cyco took their home turf in full force beginning with East Coast Canada dates, and then hit Europe in April 2015. Highlights from Europe include single "Fighter” being featured on Kerrang Radio K!Nights Playlist for the past 6 weeks, Kerrang Radio Fresh Blood Support, Team Rock Radio “Breaking Bands” Support, Italian television news coverage and in-print coverage by L’, and an in-print one-page “Fresh Blood” feature on Sumo Cyco in the May, 2015 issue of Kerrang! Magazine. 

In June 2015, Sumo Cyco toured the U.S. with 10-dates on Warped Tour. In November 2015, Sumo Cyco embarked on their third trip to Europe - a 21-date, 5 country, and 2 festivals tour supporting bands FOZZY and NONPOINT! In 2016, things kept growing as they played NXNE for the 4th time, Two showcases for Canadian Music Week and toured Europe for the 4th time with Butcher Babies and capped it off by doing a 19 show run with horror rockers Mushroomhead in the US.

Band Members