Album Review: Superfood – ‘MAM’

Superfood-Mam-EPB-town four piece Superfood have released ‘Mam’ to the masses, and fans of fellow Brummie bands like Peace will fall head over heels in love with their short and sweet EP. Having supported Drenge and the aforementioned Peace on tour last year, 2014 sees the quartet hit the road with Wolf Alice in late Spring. In tow, will be their newly recorded tracks.

‘TV’ is a discordant, beautiful mess that lyrically ranges back and forth over everything and nothing. Bearing a nostalgic nineties feel, the song feels as warm and fuzzy as its distorted guitars. ‘Bubbles’ is playful indie pop at its best, packing even more of a punch than Peace’s debut album delivered. The frequent alterations in tempo stop on ‘Melting’, an altogether more rhythmic and jaunty offering. Upbeat guitars and whimsical vocals provide the lightest moment on the CD and the track is pleasantly repetitive, a perfect soundtrack to imminent summer days. EP closer, ‘Houses On The Plain’ has the low-fi sound of early Arctic Monkeys, blending quick little melodies and soft vocals with thrashing guitars in its louder moments. All in all, Superfood’s ‘Mam’ offers us just a tiny taste of what’s to come. The EP feels like nothing more than a sample, but a live setting will be where the band really show us what they can deliver.



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