Super Extra Bonus Party are back with all new music and a thirst for polychromatic sounds. The six-piece played their first gigs back on New Year’s Eve in Newbridge and Roisin Dubh in Galway but it’s finally Dublin’s turn. Expect a sweaty and small basement bar gig in the Bello on Saturday May 12th.
Support comes from Silverbacks & Cinema
In November, they released ‘Switzerland’ their first song in 7 years. It’s band’s first song since 2009’s Night Horses album. It’s a song that isn’t a million miles from where they ended up on that record. It’s a song that’s built on live instrumentation meeting electronics, which was always Super Extra Bonus Party’s main characteristic.
Forgoing the need for an outside vocal collaborator, ‘Switzerland’ features the vocals of the group’s Gavin Elsted and Stephen Fahey. It moves from an indie-rock track to one that gives way to the song’s underlying synthesizers and electronic percussion and goes into Caribou-esque territory. SEBP were never a band to play it safe, and seven years on from their last activity, that is one constant that is all-too absent elsewhere.