Superorganism ::: Everybody Wants to be Famous

January 5, 2018

“They will f&^% with your brain, turn it inside out, make you question what you knew to be possible from the art of using instruments to make music” - NOISEY 

Superorganism is a sprawling, multi-limbed collection of international musicians and pop culture junkies. They number eight in total - recruited from London, Japan, Australia and New Zealand - seven of whom now live together in a house-stroke-DIY studio-stroke-band HQ in East London. 

It was in this house that the collective was born. Though the housemates had previously created music and visuals together, in various iterations, a track written in January 2017 stood apart from anything that had come before. Needing a fresh take on the vocals, they sent the music to their friend Orono, a Japanese student whom they met in Asia, who was at that time attending high school in Maine. Orono immediately wrote and recorded a vocal part and pressed ‘reply’. What came back across the Atlantic less than 24 hours later was an intoxicating piece of idiosyncratic, technicolor pop. That track was Something For Your M.I.N.D. - a song that upon its very D.I.Y. release was enthusiastically greeted by music websites across the globe, before being quickly and unceremoniously pulled from the internet due to a sample clearance issue. 

Orono was the missing piece that created Superorganism. At that point in time, it’s unlikely that any of the eight members could have anticipated what would happen over the course of the following months - that Something For Your M.I.N.D., despite being pulled from the internet would have caused a massive swell of interest and speculation around the band’s identity. Or that they would sign a deal with the independent Domino label. Or that they’d soon be announcing shows in Europe, the UK, and the U.S.A., bringing the Superorganism live show to intrigued audiences worldwide. 

Occasionally, a band comes along that perfectly captures what is thrilling about current music. At the forefront of this new era is Superorganism—a band mining golden moments of pop’s past, emitting infectious supernatural fun, producing kaleidoscopic riots of sound and visuals, all while furthering the possibilities of music’s future. You can see Superorganism March 22nd at Doug Fir Lounge, and if you like the sound of Everybody Wants to be Famous, open up your 94/7 Nation e-mail for a free download of the song courtesy of Burgerville!