rodeo brisbaneRodeo aka Susie Patten is an award winning Australian young lady, who now settled down at the moment at Berlin, after touring the world. She is a founding member of Australian indie band I Heart Hiroshima and now she is a part of Leonizer Records.


My name is Susanna Patten but you might know me as RODEO. I was born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia and grew up in a smaller neighbourhood in the hills called Dulong. When I was a child my idol was Joseph Gordon-Levitt, because he had long luxurious locks and was a from-out-of-space super nerd. When I was about 8 years old, I started to play guitar. It was then when I realised that my fingers couldn’t reach all the frets and decided to play something louder and more abrasive; the trumpet. Since then I taught myself drums and have played in around 20 bands.

One of my best gigs I played was at a festival in Ho Chi Minh City. It was so much fun because there was insane tropical storm and we thought we may die. One of the best gigs I have been to was Bruce Springsteen. I loved how he played for over 3 hours, we all cried and danced to Dancing in the Dark.


Now I live in Berlin with my girlfriend and two furry fuzz ball cats. In my house you can find bicycles, sewing machines, keith haring paraphenalia, cat hair, a keyboard, drum machines and the biggest comfiest couch on the planet and my refrigerator is usually full with vegetables, feta cheese and Braggs. I enjoy buying hats and sneakers and i drink coffee a lot. I can spend hours obsessing over which kick drum sample to use. One of my favorite places to visit is New York, because DUH? There is a million things to do and see and the adventures are neverending!

On weekdays I drink coffee for fun and make coffee for money and on weekends I usually drink more coffee and make / play music.

My favorite song at the moment is Cyril Hahn – Perfect Form. A film I watched lately and really liked was A Place Beyond the Pines. The last series I watched and loved was Homeland.

I am very inspired by Cody Critcheloe aka SSION. My dream is to someday own a variety of dogs. My worst nightmare is that I will loose my hearing. I love my iCal and hate my inability to relax. I am addicted to Criminal Minds, I just cannot stop listening to Darkside at the moment. I get totally fucked up, when I am too lazy to buy normal alcohol so i drink white rum. The next day I need to do absolutely nothing and remain horizontal in complete darkness.

Local Suicide reminds me of a club night i frequented as late teen.


Tomorrow I have to go to an Ear Nose and Throat doctor. Next month there of great concerts in Berlin. Next year in January/February I will FINALLY release my record. In 10 years I hope to own those dogs I have been dreaming about.


If I wasn’t an extrovert, I would be an introvert and my life would be much diffferent. If my life was a Hollywood movie, Tommy Wiseau would have the main role, because TOMMY WISEAU. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be a young Bruce Springsteen because WHAT A BABE but lets be honest we would probably just go so far as a snuggle. If I was a car, I would be a a mini van (so I have been told). If I was an animal, I would be a Meerkat. If I was a drug I would be caffeine. If I was an invention, I would be swiss timepiece. If I was an object, I would be a catapult. If I could date myself, I would drive myself fucking crazy.

If I could play with anyone it would be Robyn. I would like to collaborate with Nicolas Jaar/Santigold/M.I.A/Caribou/ etc etc etc. If I had only one wish, it would be that I could learn things instantly. I would never ever ever get back together, because Taylor Swift told me so.


My word of advice to the reader would be to take risks all the time.

Rodeo did an exclusive mixtape for our blog, that you can listen to here: