Superfood have come out of hibernation in the shape of signing with record label Dirty Hit and embarking on a headline tour with fellow label mates King Nun and Pale Waves; it’s the beginning of their epic comeback.
It’s been almost three years since they were last on tour and it’s safe to say that just because they haven’t been vocal about it doesn’t mean they haven’t been cooking up something exciting in the studio. The Dirty Hit tour consists of seventeen UK dates and the gang make a pit stop at our beloved venue situated on a boat: Thekla.
Dirty Hit have built up a killer roster since forming in 2009 which include bands from the likes of The 1975 and Wolf Alice so it came to no surprise that the support acts for this tour were just as awesome as the headline act. King Nun are a group of talented teenagers that stepped into the spotlight with their impressive debut single ‘Tulip’ which was an absolute hit with the crowd tonight at Thekla, a fantastic start to the night.
Manchester indie-pop band Pale Waves were the second support act and boy, are these guys a group to watch out for – already being championed by Radio 6, their first single ‘There’s A Honey’ was produced by George and Matty of The 1975. The crowd were lapping up their set and I’ve had their latest single on repeat since the gig; it’s safe to say they are making waves (sorry) in the music scene. Watch this space.
Superfood’s set was a mixture of old and new tracks, the latest single ‘Double Dutch’ was a definite crowd pleaser. Frontman Dominic Ganderton had endless amounts of energy and reacted to the crowd constantly, passing his drinks to eager fans at the front. It wasn’t long until girls were on the stage dancing and it also wasn’t long until the bouncers pulled them down – fun sponges.
It was a fun night for everyone involved, the indie girl in me was filled with nostalgia and it was a delight to see the younger fans leave the show with that spark in their eyes and the almost rebel streak that’s come after a real eccentric set.
Superfood continue to deliver something new after their three year hiatus however the absence of original bassist Emily Baker was noticeable. Her ‘replacement’ did a fantastic job nevertheless and after some researching it appears that Superfood are now a duo featuring Dominic Ganderton and Ryan Malcolm. Either way, all bands involved tonight are bands to watch out for – Dirty Hit continue to turn out gold.
Check out ‘Mood Bomb’ below.