Sue the Night is the stage moniker of dutch artist Suus (Sue) de Groot. Her alter ego is ‘the Night‘ because she usually writes during nocturnal hours. The sultry sound of Sue’s melodies is guaranteed to get you hooked to its spiraling layers of melancholy with a shimmering feel-good vibe.
She occasionally plays solo, but with the band her music’s lifted to greater hights. Usually a five or six-piece, but with the new EP ’s o f t’ she’s been on tour as a three-piece with Matthijs Barnhoorn (violin, Mandolin, vocals) and Jaimie van Hek (bassguitar, synths, percussion, vocals).
Since the release of debut-album ‘Mosaic’ (2015) it’s been quite a ride; sold out clubshows and playing festivals such as Best Kept Secret, Paaspop, Indian Summer, Concert At Sea, Zwarte Cross, airplay for singles ‘The Whale’ (megahit)and ‘Top of Mind’, 3FM award nomination for ‘Best upcoming Band‘ and ‘Best Single‘ by 3voor12.
In August 2016 the band was asked to be a monthly musical guest at the (then) biggest Dutch Daily Talkshow ‘De Wereld Draait Door’. New singles ‘The World Below’ (megahit) and ‘Mind Dear‘ became hits on both Dutch radio 2 & 3 and the WANDERLAND album (april 2017) entered no 4. in the vinyl charts and was nominated for an Edison (Best Rock) and 3voor12 (Best Album) award. Also nominations by 3FM, SXSW & NFF for ‘Best Videoclip‘ (Mind Dear).
‘The World Below‘ became favorite on one of German biggest national radio stations NDR. Several tours in Germany followed, as well as a collaboration with GAS- label Pop-Up.
Her latest EP release ’s o f t’ (2018) has songs futured in the Japanese Netflix series ‘Terrace House’ and the song ‘Like Snow’ was written especially for the dutch movie ‘Rafael‘, which played in Dutch cinema’s and was nominated for a Gouden Kalf.
Sue is now writing new songs and taking her time to embrace motherhood. New releases will follow, so stay tuned!