Super Massive live show at Last Night On Earth
Gold Coast sci-funk electro-rockers Super Massive will be playing at apocalyptic dive bar Last Night On Earth in Southport this Saturday 7 September from 8:30pm. Entry is free.
Punters can expect a night of exhilarating and sexy synth-laced alternative rock/pop music, driven by slamming disco and funk grooves, delivered with the visceral edge of a rock band.
Singer Malina Hamilton-Smith said “It’s fantastic that Last Night On Earth has started putting on funky, original live music for people who love to have a dance. I’ve really been dying to get back up on stage after four years off, and we’re looking forward to having some fun with friends and folks who come along to see the show. We’ll be playing some of our old songs as well as some new ones and we’ve added a bunch of super funky, disco-driven songs to the set, so there should be plenty of music to keep all the dancefloor fiends happy.”
Super Massive is the creative partnership of singer/songwriter Hamilton-Smith and funky drummer/composer Glenn Abbott, who is currently firing up dancefloors with his 70s tribute band Disco Disciples, though perhaps better known as Bryan Ferrysexual – the drummer who powered much-loved, platinum-selling band Machine Gun Fellatio (MGF).
Abbott and Hamilton-Smith formed Super Massive when they discovered a shared love of vintage 70’s funk and disco, and a common vision of creating a true 50/50 blend of electronic dance music and rock.
Their sound blends the classic rock of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC with the electro of Daft Punk or Basement Jaxx, and a huge helping of the disco funkiness of Chic and the Brothers Johnson. There’s also faint echoes of the 80s new wave bands Abbott grew up listening to, like Scary Monsters era Bowie and Visage. The band has drawn comparisons to Blondie, Divinyls, Depeche Mode, The Presets, Garbage, Muse, Missing Persons, Regurgitator and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
“A provocative sound that’s more infectious than the plague” The Music Network
Abbott describes the band as a “funk band masquerading as a synthpop band.”
Live, the duo are joined by guitarist Tyr Kovacic, (aka The Disco Jesus from Disco Disciples) who brings the blistering funk and rock guitar that makes up a big part of their unique dance rock sound.
The band has previously spent six years touring Australia and Asia. They’ve played numerous east coast tours and performed alongside a diverse range of artists including Def FX, Machine Gun Fellatio, Bertie Blackman, The Jezabels, Megan Washington, Michelle Xen, Bluejuice, Dappled Cities and Deborah Conway. They’ve performed mainstage at festivals including Australia Day in the Rocks, Surry Hills Festival, Sea Festival Vietnam and celebrations for the 1000th Anniversay of Hanoi.
Both their debut self-titled EP, featuring award winning debut single “Fists In My Pocket”, and darker, more alternative follow up single “Get Me Out Of My Head”, were critically acclaimed and went to #1 on a swathe of indie radio and TV charts in Australia and the US. The band also released a third single, the epic James-Bond-esque “In The Twilight…” before taking a break in 2015 and relocating from Sydney to the Gold Coast, where they have started working on new material.
In May this year Super Massive emerged from their four-year hiatus to release their slamming fourth single, “Meltwater”, an uptempo ballad drenched with poetic imagery that was inspired by a nature documentary Hamilton-Smith watched, about the melting polar ice-caps and global warming.
Don’t miss this chance to catch Super Massive funking up the dancefloor at cool dive bar Last Night On Earth.
Last Night On Earth is located at 50b Nerang St, Southport.
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For more info visit: http://www.lastnightonearth.com.au