Suckle were formed in 1998 around ex-The Vaselines singer Frances McKee. Following a hiatus from her Nirvana-inspiring band, Frances got together with sister Marie McKee to form Suckle. Frances's near brutal lyrics are entwined with a beautifully delivered orchestral backdrop that leans towards The Velvet Underground and Joy Division. Augmented by cello, violin and flute their music coalesces to form a dark, dense futuristic folk. It would be impossible to describe Suckle without using words such as "unsettling", "brooding" and certainly always "compelling".