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’Arena.it, 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. Next up is a support tour in UK for Alien Ant Farm making it Sumo Cyco's 5th tour in UK in 3 years
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