This could possibly be the hardest band I’ve had to write a review for so far… I’ve come across a lot of bands in my time on this earth who don’t stick to one genre, but Super Best Friends Club are like a massive middle finger to both the word and it’s definition. Could you possibly imagine an African tribal sound infused with synth, woodwind instruments and pure rock? It seems like an impossible task, doesn’t it!?
Not only is the music itself absolutely out of its mind, the lyrics share the same mindset, “Hello sunshine, my skin exists only for you”… Absolute genius.
This 4 track EP (that actually spans about 25 minutes, impressive) really has to be heard to be believed. The term experimental is used very loosely these days, ‘Hey, I got an idea, lets have metal guitars… and synth’! Let’s face it, its become a cliché, and an overdone one at that! But this EP is experimental down to a tee. I won’t list the amount of genres this EP encompasses because we would be sat here all day, but to name a few: Jazz, Rock’n'Roll, South African tribal, synth-pop, drum’n'bass, trip-hop… the list does really go on and on.
But its not the absolutely insane side of this album that sets it apart, weirdly, it’s just the amount of rhythm and lack of co-ordination that makes this album an absolute banger, not knowing what’s going to happen next and then being hit with a bombardment of off-beat drumming, or down-tempo elctro, or just a acoustic lullaby makes the mind swerve and struggle to keep up. It’s a heady EP, I’ll give it that. The only recommendation I could make to the readers would be to just give it a go, some people will find it a luscious and heavy experience with each different minute being yet another pleasure, while some will find it as inane babble and noise.