Thursday 4 July 2013

Superfood - Superfood

Birmingham based group Superfood are a name that has floated around this blog's peripheral vision for quite a while, but it is only now that I've fallen under their collective charm. The band have built up a following recently through support slots for some of the 'trendier' groups around like Peace, Tribes, Splashh and, umm, Fun..

Furthermore, the band have been called by some observers the leading lights of the emerging 'Birmingham scene'. Although then again, had they been formed in another city altogether I imagine they would still have been labelled the leading lights of the 'Hull scene', the 'Yeovil scene', or the 'Carryduff scene' respectively.

Of course, all that is meaningless if the music itself isn't up to scratch, which based upon their titular debut single "Superfood", is most definitely not the case. The song calls to mind both the playful energy and production values of Britpop coupled with the musical outlook of Kasabian, albeit not their sound. On top of that, the main vocal hook is rather reminiscent of the backing vocals of "Sympathy for the Devil", which is rather relevant given The Rolling Stones' recent Glastonbury headline sets. It's a strong debut single from the band, and crucially it is a lot of fun, which is something that has been MIA in a lot of mainstream indie-rock recently.

"Superfood" is available as a free download.

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