In all fairness to those nice young men of Super Luxury, they got hold of WhatCulture! back in June, and were then forwarded onto myself in July. In all fairness to myself though, I am a waste of space.
In process of my review there is little I can do, besides review obviously, but apologise personally to Super Luxury. I will do this individually, in the following manner;
Nodwell (vocals) – I’m deeply sorry for my delay.
Hamish (drums) – It’s been a long time coming, but I’m truly sorry.
Chris (guitar) – Look, I know you’re mad, but I’m sorry.
Charlie (guitar) – I’m truly, madly, deeply sorry.
Si (bass) – I know it’s late, but we all make mistakes. Can’t you find it in your heart to forgive me?
Those are my apologies, and those are the members of Super Luxury. A collection of five based in Leeds who have been knocking about and making a racket for just under a year now (it might be more given the delay of this review though…), though in that time have already managed to bag some impressive support slots alongside the likes of Cloud Nothings, Male Bonding, Lite, Arabrot, Shield Your Eyes, Blacklisters and personal favourites of mine Tubelord.
Prior to this they each did the rounds with other Leeds based bands in the shape of Yugoslavian Boys, Girl Sweat, Mount and Rampant Rabbit. Though all focussed on Super Luxury now, as said they’ve been lapping the live circuit for a little while now and are currently working on shaping up an album for release next year some time. In their own words though ‘they’re fumbling along.’
In the mean time we’ve got a rarity of a release; a triple single. The triple gathered singles being; Mystery Thriller Teen Drama, Kellogs Wasps and Ghostesses. To let you know what you’re in for, the band have coined themselves the genre of Stadium Noise Rock, or SNR (nobody shortens it to that, nor do the band, don’t shorten it to that). What this entails is noise rock with a classic rock twist.
First up Mystery Thriller Teen Drama kicks off quite sparse and intense but soon settles into a quiet hypnotic groove and spindly guitar line before quickly kicking in with nasty stop start riff, like a kind of noise blues. It return to the start for an extended instrumental piece before one last stab with the vocal and riff.
Kellogs Wasps is my personal favourite of the three, instantly grabbing for the throat a swaggering riff and pained screams deliver delightfully ridiculous lyrics; the best kind of lyrics. Tense scale climbing guitar and a heavy strut, it’s definitely got that mix of noise rock and classic rock. Brings to mind McClusky and Future of the Left.
Third to the block Ghostesses is perhaps the most accessible, catchy and more of a punk spirit, it’s kind of somewhere between Baddies and Test Icicles, but also not. Persistent and penetrative, you could even have a boogie too it.
Overall, a touch more variety in attack could be warranted, but their solid, noisy, fun singles. Promising start, see where it goes from here…
I’ll leave you with this though;
You don’t make coffee like I do.