There’s something endearing about a band who shroud themselves in mystery and intrigue. All you’ll get when you search for art pop outfit Superorganism on social media is a statement that reads: “WE ARE SUPERORGANISM, WE ARE EIGHT AND MULTIPLYING, WE HAVE BECOME SENTIENT.” Like a message scrawled by some being in Stranger Things, it’s not just their band bio that sets Superorganism apart from everyone else.
Earlier this year, swampy glitch-ridden track ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D.’ cropped up online, only to disappear soon after. Since then two other tracks have been doing the rounds; big squelching number, ‘Nobody Cares’, and ‘It’s All Good’, which sounds like the audible representation of just what’s going on in all eight of the band member’s brains. Yes, eight. The supergroup have come together in peculiar fashion, with some of the band members originally meeting on music forums. Now seven of them reside in the UK while another, a 17-year-old Japanese vocalist known as Orono, lives in Maine, USA. The band sent her their music and she instantly returned some suggested vocals for the quirky tracks. Those vocals are now the addictive ones you can hear on Superorganism’s modest cluster of songs that have been knocking about online for the past twelve months.
It’s difficult to put your finger on where the group’s inspiration has come from but sounds range from Gorillaz and MGMT while visuals are a throwback to animal sticker collections and old-school video games. With ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D.’ about to be feature on the biggest video game about – FIFA 18 – and a debut London show at Village Underground, get ready for Superorganism to become the most addictive group around.