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Superfood to play Mama Roux’s Birmingham

May 16, 2017 in News

Superfood are London via Birmingham duo, Dom Ganderton and Ryan Malcolm. After spending the last couple of years in their studio exploring sounds and working on new music they started their new incarnation alongside Dirty Hit. Superfood’s second album will be released later this year and is born out of a new found freedom, enabling them to take their music to completely new and exciting places.

Free from outside influences, the record bursts with light but the album’s formation still wasn’t without its problems, “we had no money, no label and wanted to give up several times.” says frontman Dom. The band emerged through the struggles with a record that serves as a document to perseverance, while putting to bed any notion of a difficult second record and pointing to an exciting future for the band.

Superfood recently headlined the inaugural Dirty Hit tour, with further shows at Great Escape and Reading & Leeds to come.

Superfood Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Superfood play Mama Roux’s Birmingham on Wed 11th October 2017. Tickets available here.

Listen to ‘I Can’t See’ below:

This Week: Gig Roundup 6th – 12th April

April 7, 2015 in News

As touring season gets into full swing, we’ve got even more musical treats lined up for you with a show for every day of the week! The week kicks off with a visit from up-and-coming Scottish fuzz-pop duo Tuff Love, followed by a welcome return from New York noise-makers A Place To Bury Strangers, then a long-awaited hometown headline show from local heroes Superfood, plus Suburban Legends, Ekkah and Balthazar closing the week with a bang! The full week’s listings can be found below:

MONDAY 6th APRIL

Tuff Love + The Jacarandas + Jump The Shark @ The Sunflower Lounge

Glasgow two-piece Tuff Love are creators of hyper-infectious, fuzzed-up, lo-fi pop music that the city is so famous for. The band have previously supported the likes of Real Estate, Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, Honeyblood & PAWS and have been championed by the likes of Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens. Be sure to catch this band in a small venue while you can! Support comes from Birmingham indie-popsters The Jacarandas and Brit Award Winners Jump The Shark. Tickets are available here.

Listen to ‘Groucho’ below:

TUESDAY 7th APRIL

A Place To Bury Strangers + September Girls + Fauxchisels @ The Rainbow

New York noise purveyors A Place to Bury Strangers returned with their fourth studio album Transfixiation, released on the 17th February 2015 via Dead Oceans. Catch them debut tracks from the critically acclaimed album when they play The Rainbow on Tuesday, joined by Irish all-female noise-pop five-piece September Girls and local racket-makers Fauxchisels. It’s gonna get loud… Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘You Are the One’ below:

WEDNESDAY 8th APRIL

Bipolar Sunshine + Cape Cub + Shatter Effect @ The Institute 

After announcing festival slots including Longitude, Reading & Leeds and Glastonbury, Bipolar Sunshine will once again make a hotly anticipated appearance at The Institute Birmingham. The solo project of Manchester based Adio Marchant, previously of Kid British fame, continues to impress and carve out his own singular path. Latest single ‘Daydreamer’, described as “a warm breeze of a song… that channels 1970′s Elton to dreamy effect” by  The Times, provides a teaser for his upcoming album. Support comes from much-talked-about solo artist Cape Cub and local electro rock act Shatter Effect. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Deckchairs on the Moon’ below:

Superfood + YAK + Black Honey @ Rainbow Warehouse 

The Birmingham indie quartet play their biggest hometown headline show to date following the sold out NME New Breed Tour and the release of their debut album Don’t Say That on 3rd November through Infectious Music. Originally touted as heralding a re-birth of cheeky, choppy indie guitar pop, Superfood dug deeper to record an album that’s energy, warmth, and wit was infectious. The Midlands four-piece have travelled well over the past twelve months, taking to the road alongside Wolf Alice and We Are Scientists, but now they take to the Rainbow Warehouse joined by London-based buzzband YAK and up-and-comers Black Honey. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Mood Bomb’ below:

THURSDAY 9th APRIL

Retox + Warsawwasraw + Opium Lord @ The Sunflower Lounge

Featuring Justin Pearson (The Locust, Head Wound City), Retox have emerged from the collective depths of San Diego & LA with their latest antagonistic effort, Beneath California. Varying styles and sonically experimenting, melding the raw with the refined, the band continuously teases, yet never settles on any one genre. Since their conception in 2011, they have toured with similarly like-minded acts such as Melt-Banana, Tomahawk, OFF!, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Doomsday Student. Support comes from blistering avant-thrash punk duo Warsawwasraw and Opium Lord. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Lets Not Keep In Touch’ below:

Suburban Legends & MC Lars + The Bottom Line @ The Rainbow

Third wave ska vets, Orange County’s Suburban Legends, return with their distinct blend of fizzy ska and sugary pop, with accents of disco and funk. The group’s latest EP, Dreams Aren’t Real But These Songs Are (Rock Ridge Music), is a reverently played and imaginatively arranged collection of Disney classics. Suburban Legends have built an impressive live profile playing multiple tours throughout the US, UK, Europe, and Canada, undertaking successful runs with big names like Reel Big FishLess Then JakeBowling for Soup, and GoldfingerThe band are joined by MC Lars and The Bottom Line. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Kiss the Girl’ below:

FRIDAY 10th APRIL

The Assist + Fleece @ The Rainbow

The Assist are a 4 piece indie/alternative band from Walsall. The lads have a huge passion for real music, and their honest, hard hitting lyrics speak for themselves. It’s music that anyone can identify with from sing along anthems to infectious guitar riffs. They recently featured in the Itunes Alternative Chart with their track ‘Walsall FC Go To Wembley’, the official anthem for Walsall Football Club’s trip to the stadium. The band are joined by local indie four-piece Fleece. Tickets are available here.

Listen to ‘In Your Ear’ below:

SATURDAY 11th APRIL

Ekkah + Chartreuse @ The Sunflower Lounge

Hotly-tipped Birmingham duo EKKAH have announced they will return to The Sunflower Lounge this spring, following a triumphant headline show back in January. The pair recently released their much-anticipated debut EP Last Chance To Dance in November via new label Year One Recordings (UK) and Honeymoon (US). The band will be joined by local favourites Chartreuse. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Last Chance to Dance’:

SUNDAY 12th APRIL

Balthazar + CHAMPS @ The Sunflower Lounge

The Belgian indie-rock quintet return with their much-anticipated third album Thin Walls, released 30th March via Play It Again Sam, the follow up 2012′s acclaimed effort Rats. Having been holed up in the studio, the band emerge bearing new tracks, whetting appetites and their first live shows of 2015, including a show at Birmingham’s Sunflower Lounge. Balthazar are joined by folk-pop duo CHAMPS. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Bunker’ below:

Yak & Black Honey to support Superfood

February 27, 2015 in News

This spring, Birmingham indie darlings Superfood play their biggest hometown headline show to date at The Rainbow Warehouse on Wed 8th April 2015 and have just announced that support will come from Yak and Black Honey. The band released their much-anticipated debut album Don’t Say That on 3rd November through Infectious Music, hailed by NME as “an album that turns mundane everyday experiences into dreamy, surreal highs”. Tickets for the show can be found here.

YAK

New London-based trio Yak have only just posted their first official video for their debut single ‘Hungry Heart’ (set for release on Fat Possum next month), which Q Magazine describe as “Ace noise-rock recalling Spacemen 3”  yet they are already looking to be this year’s ‘Next Big Thing’.

Having already supported the likes of Peace and Palma Violets, the indie three-piece now take to the road with Superfood.

“You could stick your hand on a pylon and it wouldn’t be as buzzy as this band right now” – Phil Taggart, Radio 1

Yak Links: Facebook | Twitter 

Watch the video for ‘Hungry Heart’ below:

BLACK HONEY

Black Honey are fast becoming one of the most talked about guitar bands of 2014. After dreamy opener ‘Sleep Forever’, 60’s psychedelic ‘Teenager’ and grunge rock ‘The Taste’ the band revealed their debut EP with their final hook laden track ‘Bloodlust’ and the first photo of themselves. To celebrate the band played a packed out secret show in their hometown of Brighton. Initially only being known as ’the sweet taste of darkness’ Black Honey have gone on to become an unstoppable force and one of the most exciting bands of the year.

Black Honey Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Madonna’ below:

Watch: Superfood – ‘You Can Believe’

February 4, 2015 in News

Superfood are very pleased to unveil the new video for their latest single ‘You Can Believe’, along with details of their biggest headline shows to date. ‘You Can Believe’ will be released on 9th March 2015, and is lifted from 2014’s Don’t Say That LP.  Its release precedes a headline hometown show at Birmingham’s Rainbow Warehouse on Wednesday 8th April. Tickets can be found here

Superfood emphatically came good on all their early promise with one of the most exuberant guitar records of 2014. Originally touted as heralding a re-birth of cheeky, choppy indie guitar pop, Superfood dug deeper to record an album that’s energy, warmth, and wit was infectious, but ultimately displayed a far more powerful resonance than any of their early reference points would have alluded to.

The Midlands four-piece travelled well over the past twelve months too, taking to the road alongside Wolf Alice and We Are Scientists, and interspersing it with numerous sold-out shows across the UK. 2015 shows no sign of relenting – a night out at the NME Awards will see Superfood nominated for Best New Band, in a category that pits them against the likes of Royal Blood, FKA Twigs, and Jungle.

This young band have established themselves as one of Britain’s most exciting breaking acts, but despite all they’ve quickly achieved, it’s evident that their journey has only just begun.

Superfood Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

SUPERFOOD PLAY THE RAINBOW WAREHOUSE BIRMINGHAM ON WED 8TH APRIL 2015. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Watch the video for ‘You Can Believe’ below:

Superfood announce biggest ever Birmingham show

December 2, 2014 in News

Birmingham quartet Superfood released their much-anticipated debut album Don’t Say That on 3rd November through Infectious Music, hailed by NMEas “an album that turns mundane everyday experiences into dreamy, surreal highs”.

Autumn 2014 saw the four-piece head out on the ever-successful NME New Breed Tour with Honeyblood, following previous supports with the likes of Peace, slots at Glastonbury and and their own sell out headline show at The Rainbow.

This spring the quartet play their biggest hometown headline show to date at The Rainbow Warehouse on Wed 8th April 2015 – grab your tickets asap!

Superfood Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

SUPERFOOD PLAY THE RAINBOW WAREHOUSE ON WED 8TH APRIL 2015. TICKETS ON SALE HERE FROM 9AM ON FRI 5TH DECEMBER.

Watch the video for ‘Mood Bomb’ below: