Super Best Friends announce the release of Karma Karma – the first single from the band’s soon to be released EP, Handshake – and a tour to go along with it. Throughout November, the Canberra three piece will take their show on the road, playing to crowds in Sydney, south coast and regional NSW, Canberra, Melbourne and regional Victoria, as well as support shows with Peabody in December. With a reputation for a killer live set, their frenetic moves and big vocal hooks, this farewell to 2011 is sure to be one not to miss.
Super Best Friends started making headway after the release of their 2009 EP Ready Aim Fire! It scored consistent airplay on triple j’s SHORT.FAST.LOUD, a spot on the American Punk Kills compilation, college radio play in the USA and community radio play around Australia. The title track won the University of Canberra’s Catapult Comp to play at Stonefest 09, putting Super Best Friends on the same bill as The Living End, Children Collide, Art Vs Science, British India, Urthboy and Birds of Tokyo. The Ready Aim Fire! film clip aired on ABC TV’s Rage in early 2010, catching the eye of some in the music industry and by the end of that year, Super Best Friends had picked up supports in Canberra and regional NSW with Children Collide and Violent Soho.
Over beers in an old room at the Area Hotel Griffith (NSW), Super Best Friends talked to Children Collide road manager and producer Paul “Woody” Annison from Crucial Music about making their next record with him and in April 2011, Woody recorded the Handshake EP at his Red Door Sounds studios in Melbourne.
2011 also saw Ready Aim Fire! pick up a belated 4/5 star review in punk rag Blunt Magazine, labelling Super Best Friends’ sound as “outraged party rock [with] maximum headbangability”, as well as play on the newly launched triple j unearthed digital radio. As well, Super Best Friends added shows with The Beards, Gay Paris, Young Revelry and 90’s heroes Regurgitator to their support credits.
After a call-out on Facebook, the Karma Karma film clip was shot with friends and fans. But this is not your token “get all your mates in a mosh pit” video….this video has a special Super Best Friends touch that has left the participants curious about how they’ll be used. For more details, watch this space…
New track Karma Karma at radio now.
Handshake EP out early 2012.
KARMA REVENGE TOUR DATES
Friday 11 November – Wolfden @ Phoenix Bar, Sydney NSW
Saturday 12 November – The Sports & Leisure Club, Batemans Bay NSW
Friday 18 November – The Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Saturday 19 November – Strange Wolf Basement Bar, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 23 November – The Phoenix, Canberra ACT
Thursday 24 November – Backroom, Sydney NSW
Friday 25 November – The Townie, Sydney NSW
PEABODY SUPPORT DATES
Thursday December 1 – The Phoenix, Canberra ACT
Saturday December 17 – The Townie, Sydney NSW
Friday December 23 – The Lansdowne Hotel, NSW