KNIFE BRIDE “poke fun” at the male gaze with new single ‘smother (make me suffer)’

KNIFE BRIDE “poke fun” at the male gaze

with new single ‘smother (make me suffer)’:


The track features on a nightmarish new EP ‘don’t dream too much’ which will be self released 25th August, 2023

Free entry EP release party at Blondies in London

on 1st September announced 

You can also see the band live at various festivals in Aug / Sept

Brighton “Nu-Gothika” metal band KNIFE BRIDE have released a raging new single ‘smother (make me suffer)’, which will feature on a new EP ‘don’t dream too much’ – out 25th August. Vocalist Mollie Buckley says the collection is “A trilogy of my gruesome dreams. A one night cycle of disturbing visions.” The music video for ‘smother (make me suffer)’ certainly conjures nightmarish thoughts. The track evokes some seriously messed-up feelings and marries an adoration of sonics spanning a spectrum of Spiritbox to Kate Bush. Says Buckley: “This is the flickery eye, heart racing, electric pulsing part of falling into sleep. I wanted to incorporate the word ‘smother’ into a song ever since being obsessed with the song ‘smother me’ by The Used from the age of 14 – the lyrical content is actually inspired as a response to this song. ‘smother (make me suffer)’ attempts to ‘poke fun’ at the male gaze. The chorus does this by saying “hope I stay fresh for you”, alluding to hoping my corpse is still beautiful, clean, and looking/smelling good – satirically commenting on being a subservient female and letting a man have his cake and eat it.”

Following the EP’s release, KNIFE BRIDE will be playing and hosting a special ‘don’t dream too much’ EP release party at Blondies in London, which is free entry and will feature a host of special guests. The band will also be playing various festivals in the coming months with more live dates to come.

KNIFE BRIDE formed in Brighton and released a series of singles last year, gaining attention from the likes of Alyx Holcombe at BBC Radio 1 Introducing Rock and earning them a WARGASM support slot for their first ever tour. They’ve also already played Download, Burn It Down and The Great Escape Festivals. Inky influences including the aforementioned Spiritbox and Kate Bush, as well as Bring Me The Horizon, melt with prog-tinged riffs inspired by Karnivool, that are fused with cinematic fantasy to create character narratives and explore human experiences. KNIFE BRIDE proudly pay homage to powerful, nuanced women such as The Bride from Kill Bill.

KNIFE BRIDE’s intense cocktail of pop and metal was brought to life in this trilogy at The Ranch Production studios by Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Milk Teeth, Boston Manor) and Lewis Johns (Palm Reader, Ithaca, Employed to Serve).


05/08/2023 – Liverpool – Invisible Wind Factory – No Play Fest

01/09/2023 – London – Blondies – EP release party – FREE ENTRY

08/09/2023 – Torquay – The Foundry – Burn it Down Fest

30/09/2023 – Bristol – The Lanes – Misery Loves Company Fest


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Mollie Buckley (Lead vox)  |  Sean Windle (Guitar, backing vocals)  |  Sean Millsopp (Drums)

Craig Glynn (Bass)  |  Lauren Wise (Backing vocals, synth)