Sometimes you meet a new band and every member is so similar they’re almost indistinguishable: all clichéd leather jackets, identical haircuts and uniform grimaces. That is not a charge you could level at Superorganism – they are a band of non-conformists. Superorganism’s difference comes from a kind of permanent outsider status. With members from the UK, Japan, New Zealand, Korea and Australia, they bonded via the internet rather than one geographical location, finding each other on forums while nerding out about music. This spring they released their self titled debut album, and this summer they will do their first festival performance on Swedish soil at Way Out West.
Their final product is something that just doesn’t sound like a debut album: each song is bursting with rich samples and perfectionist production, it’s more like veterans recording their masterpiece and you can see why they’ve occasionally been mislabeled a supergroup. Superorganism is the result of when our time meets the future.
Superorganism will perform at Stay Out West on Thursday August 9. Get tickets for one or three days here!