Search

Album review: Superorganism – Superorganism

PUBLISHED: 17:32 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:32 27 February 2018

Superorganism

Superorganism

Archant

Astute pop wizardry in this debut LP from one of the bands of the moment.

With a combined 32 limbs at their disposal, the eight-piece east London-based band behind the moniker are a superorganism indeed.

It’s a wonder this debut record ever got made with that many egos and ideas to contend with, yet Superorganism is a compelling and startlingly self-assured set of off-kilter, wonky electwrongica punches that mostly land on target.

The record oozes technicolour fun – throwing in Orono Noguchi’s breathy, laissez-faire delivery (think a slightly more affected Courtney Barnett) with the band’s knack for earworm riffs and motifs, a pervasive hard, rubbery bounce and penchant for squelchy synths and sound effects.

The hugely catchy Everybody Wants To Be Famous is currently doing the rounds on the airwaves, a timely and satisfyingly dour look on the world of celebrity, and deserving follow-up to the laid-back and laconic Something For Your M.I.N.D.

Night Time’s funky flow and ‘90s throwback breakbeat drums is the best of the rest, which proffers more vintage synths, poppy hooks and 8-bit arcade game effects at every turn.

Given that this is self-produced, written and recorded in their house-cum-studio HQ, Superorganism is a heroically accomplished, kaleidoscopic kick; here’s hoping they’ve got enough legs.

Rating: 3/5 stars

Latest Islington Entertainment Stories

Tight, polished disco-funk from the Australian upstarts shows adventurous promise.

Yesterday, 17:23

Indie favourites take their Good Humor LP out the garage and into the British Library for a live outing on its 20th anniversary

Wed, 17:06

It’s the season to get spooky, and an independent film festival celebrating the best of the horror genre is about to launch in Islington.

Wed, 14:53

Islington’s multifaceted landscape is at the centre of local photographer Richard Morrison’s latest exhibition.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read entertainment

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now