Album Focus: Super Best Friends

9 April 2015 | 2:29 pm | Staff Writer

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Answered by: Johnny Barrington

Album title? Status Updates

Where did the title of your new album come from? Having a rant on social media. People are way more vocal since Tony Abbott became PM and it can seem a bit bandwagon.

How many releases do you have now? Including the Round & Round single from 2013, we have four: Status Updates, Ready Aim Fire EP and Handshake EP.

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How long did it take to write/record? We started working on album stuff late 2013. In March last year our 14-song demo was recorded by our drummer Jesse and then late July/early August we hit the studio.

Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? Super Besties had only released EPs and singles, so I was keen to do an album. Greg from Gun Fever Records (our label) was l’inspirateur!

What’s your favourite song on it? My current favourite’s Conscript, the album opener. Good warm-up song to start a show. Punchy and drivey and gets heavier.

Will you do anything differently next time? I’m actually looking forward to the difficult second album.

When and where is your launch/next gig? Our Status Update tour starts 26 Mar at The Old Bar. Then 15 Apr, Karova Lounge, Ballarat; 16 Apr, Black San Hotel, Bendigo; 18 Apr, Reverence Hotel.

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