Britpop Mark 2
Recently, I read a wonderful book called The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock by the highly respected music journalist John Harris. It dealt with the tumultuous rise and fall of britpop in the mid to late 90s and also delved into the New Labour movement and Cool Britannia. Riveting stuff. It also made me come to the realisation that I really quite like britpop. Having spent the late 90s and early 00s in some kind of stagnate state of hating everything the was not from Seattle and was recorded after 1995,I began to delve into a plethora of other styles, genres and musical movements, but it’s taken me quite a while to get around to britpop. I guess I figured, having experienced it, I knew all about it.
Anyway, I digress, Superfood are britpop revivalists. Damn good ones at that. Hailing from Birmingham, they are part of the B-Town scene that has already spawned the likes of Peace, Swim Deep and the ever awesome JAWS. They’ve been on the go for around a year. In that time they’ve released a couple of singles and an EP titled MAM. Good times all round and had by all. With good notices in NME and Gigslutz, the band have been in a very swift ascendancy since their formation in 2013.
Their latest offering, “Right On Satellite”, could not be more 90s even if it was ginger and presenting TFI Friday. From the faux Eastern tinged opening riff to the groups vocals in the chorus, it’s as if Supergrass realised they should never have broken up or matured and are back to soundtrack Saturday nights until the wee hours.
The lovely boys are currently on tour. Check out the dates below:
22/07 – London, UK @ The Social
23/07 – Hereford, UK @ Jailhouse
25/07 – Huntingdon, UK @ The Secret Garden Party
31/07 – London, UK @ The Old Blue Last
01/08 – Derbyshire, UK @ Y Not Festival
02/08 – Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, UK @ Leopolooza
06/08 – London, UK @ Black Heart
13/09 – Shrewsbury, UK @Shrewsbury Fields Festival
16/09 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
19/09 – Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival