No Logo Is A Joke
So many bands, so little time… that’s where Canberra comes in. Forgettable for so many reasons… but not its band scene. Super Best Friends are part of an impressive wave of bands to break out of the concrete oasis recently. While the city comes up short trying to be a mini-Melbourne or Sydney, its bands take you back to the old reality that boring places can produce some exciting, reactive music. Super Best Friends are proving that now, on the national scene.
Picking up triple j rotation and community radio love around Australia for their track “No Logo Is A Joke”, Super Best Friends rarely have a weekend in Canberra these days. They kicked off 2013 with Emperors on tour in WA, following up last year’s HANDSHAKE EP TOUR which saw the band headline in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. They’ve supported acts like British India, Children Collide, Violent Soho and Hunting Grounds on the road and Birds Of Tokyo, Frenzal Rhomb, Regurgitator, The Beards and Regular John at home.
They don’t mind the odd big stage either, playing Groovin The Moo Canberra last year with Public Enemy, Kaiser Chiefs and Wavves, and Stonefest 2009 with The Living End, Art Vs Science and Urthboy. Dubbed “outraged party rock” by Blunt Magazine, Super Best Friends like to keep it gritty and a sweaty inner-city venue is where you’ll find them, yelling their lungs out with the best new bands from Sydney and Melbourne. They recently scored the inaugural ACT Music awards for Artist of the Year and Live Performer of the Year at the end of 2012.
“Their sound is something like The Nation Blue by way of Future Of The Left… Super Best Friends’ music is outrageous fun and the band are damn entertaining.” – Pony Melbourne review, veri.live magazine (April 2012)
“Bassist Matt Roberts was captivating as he leapt all over the stage… as vocalist Johnny Barrington yelled “We got a club, [a] billionaire’s Club” to the slowly amassing crowd it was hard to not want to be part of it – whatever it may be. Where can we sign up?” -Groovin The Moo Canberra review, ToneDeaf (May 2012)
“…propulsive and charging batch of guitar and synth-driven tunes… You’re in for a healthy dose of fun with this lot.” – Vanguard Sydney review, The AuReview (August 2012)