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Jul
27
Superblondes @ Mountain Dew Festival

Cork, None, Ireland

Cork, None, Ireland

Jul
06
Superblondes @ Gordon Street Car Park

Clonmel, None, Ireland

Clonmel, None, Ireland

Feb
13
Superblondes @ Crane Lane Theatre

Cork, None, Ireland

Cork, None, Ireland

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Here’s a free digital single that came out last month, we reckon it’s worth a mention.

This is what we know:

Superblondes is a catchy title for a band.

‘Kill some time’ is a tightly-reined piece of guitar pop which features a stand out vocal performance.

The band are from/based in Cork and Limerick.

Contrary to Bono’s famous assertion, rock n roll can get by fine with just two chords, ignoring the truth.
- www.wearenoise.com


Here’s a free digital single that came out last month, we reckon it’s worth a mention.

This is what we know:

Superblondes is a catchy title for a band.

‘Kill some time’ is a tightly-reined piece of guitar pop which features a stand out vocal performance.

The band are from/based in Cork and Limerick.

Contrary to Bono’s famous assertion, rock n roll can get by fine with just two chords, ignoring the truth.
- www.wearenoise.com


It’s taken over a year for Cork/Limerick three piece Superblondes to follow up their self-titled three-track debut EP. ‘Kill Some Time’ sticks to the formula of that release though it has much more bite and is more focused. “Oh girl it’s been so long since I felt like I belong,” Eoin Hally sings, before we’re told that “we belong to the summertime”. It’s a love song but the way the lyrics are spat out, you wouldn’t know it. It’s heavy on the guitars and at times recalls the bigger parts of a band like White Lies – the part at 3.22 in particular. You can download ‘Kill Some Time’, which was produced and mixed by Kieran Lynch (U2, REM, Elvis Costello), for free below. They are doing a couple dates around Ireland this month. Where and when after the jump, along with a video they made for ‘Kill Some Time’. - www.thepointofeverything.com


It’s taken over a year for Cork/Limerick three piece Superblondes to follow up their self-titled three-track debut EP. ‘Kill Some Time’ sticks to the formula of that release though it has much more bite and is more focused. “Oh girl it’s been so long since I felt like I belong,” Eoin Hally sings, before we’re told that “we belong to the summertime”. It’s a love song but the way the lyrics are spat out, you wouldn’t know it. It’s heavy on the guitars and at times recalls the bigger parts of a band like White Lies – the part at 3.22 in particular. You can download ‘Kill Some Time’, which was produced and mixed by Kieran Lynch (U2, REM, Elvis Costello), for free below. They are doing a couple dates around Ireland this month. Where and when after the jump, along with a video they made for ‘Kill Some Time’. - www.thepointofeverything.com


Lo-fi doesn't get much lower than 'Kill Some Time', a simple, cynical number by Cork and Limerick band Superblondes. Boasting a refreshingly unfussy melody, playful guitars and fuzzy production values. It's propelled forward by vox and keys man Texas Rivers (possibly not his real name), whose compelling, melancholy moans make this track a fascinating listen. - Hot Press


Lo-fi doesn't get much lower than 'Kill Some Time', a simple, cynical number by Cork and Limerick band Superblondes. Boasting a refreshingly unfussy melody, playful guitars and fuzzy production values. It's propelled forward by vox and keys man Texas Rivers (possibly not his real name), whose compelling, melancholy moans make this track a fascinating listen. - Hot Press


Superblondes are a newly formed and very intriguing band based in Clonmel who are soon to be adopted Cork residents. The released their debut EP a number of weeks ago and it slipped by us here at the D when it first came out. But never fear! We’re just about to rectify our lack of coverage. We regret it. Because it’s a very strong first foot forward.

The EP opens with Can’t Do It Alone, and cheesy alt-rock gives way to bright ‘First Impressions of Earth’ era Strokes. The sound is all there, from the bass to the drums to the vocals; it just screams New York in the mid 00s.

The band claim to have electronic leaning in their past and it comes across here as they infest the post-punk sound with ambient synths on the bridge of Can’t Do It Alone. The only drawback of this song for this reviewer is that cheesy intro guitar line, but the song branches out into something quite brilliant that they can be forgiven for that.

Hit It showcases more of the same; double timed hi-hats throughout, hooky little guitar injections and a soaring chorus it strikes at a similar heart to Can’t Do It Alone. There’s such a fullness to the EP that Superblondes’ sound really does jump out at you. Hit It is by no means ground-breaking as a song (although the brief shift in time signature at the end seem to try and prove this reviewer wrong), but it’s just remarkably well done.

Those Who Wait comes in as a moody counter point to the previous two tracks, but it still retains the depth and quiet euphoria of their style. Andre Kanchelis’s vocals really shine here, although they’ve been bright all along. It’s hard to pin down where his vocal style originates but needless to say, it’s phenomenal. His phrasing is delicate yet powerful, and he achieves a clarity seldom seen in bands at their level. A true talent.

Superblondes’ sound like a very balanced mix of The Strokes, The Killers and Phoenix, and they have to be applauded for that. It’s not to take from their originality; Superblondes take on that sound and make it their own. Whether the decision to emulate was conscious or unconscious, a lot of bands have failed to strike that elusive balance but Superblondes have pretty much perfected it.

Their debut EP is a very strong start for the band and we look forward to seeing what they come up with next. It’ll surely be one to check out.

Drop-D Rating – 7/10
- Drop-d.ie


Superblondes are a newly formed and very intriguing band based in Clonmel who are soon to be adopted Cork residents. The released their debut EP a number of weeks ago and it slipped by us here at the D when it first came out. But never fear! We’re just about to rectify our lack of coverage. We regret it. Because it’s a very strong first foot forward.

The EP opens with Can’t Do It Alone, and cheesy alt-rock gives way to bright ‘First Impressions of Earth’ era Strokes. The sound is all there, from the bass to the drums to the vocals; it just screams New York in the mid 00s.

The band claim to have electronic leaning in their past and it comes across here as they infest the post-punk sound with ambient synths on the bridge of Can’t Do It Alone. The only drawback of this song for this reviewer is that cheesy intro guitar line, but the song branches out into something quite brilliant that they can be forgiven for that.

Hit It showcases more of the same; double timed hi-hats throughout, hooky little guitar injections and a soaring chorus it strikes at a similar heart to Can’t Do It Alone. There’s such a fullness to the EP that Superblondes’ sound really does jump out at you. Hit It is by no means ground-breaking as a song (although the brief shift in time signature at the end seem to try and prove this reviewer wrong), but it’s just remarkably well done.

Those Who Wait comes in as a moody counter point to the previous two tracks, but it still retains the depth and quiet euphoria of their style. Andre Kanchelis’s vocals really shine here, although they’ve been bright all along. It’s hard to pin down where his vocal style originates but needless to say, it’s phenomenal. His phrasing is delicate yet powerful, and he achieves a clarity seldom seen in bands at their level. A true talent.

Superblondes’ sound like a very balanced mix of The Strokes, The Killers and Phoenix, and they have to be applauded for that. It’s not to take from their originality; Superblondes take on that sound and make it their own. Whether the decision to emulate was conscious or unconscious, a lot of bands have failed to strike that elusive balance but Superblondes have pretty much perfected it.

Their debut EP is a very strong start for the band and we look forward to seeing what they come up with next. It’ll surely be one to check out.

Drop-D Rating – 7/10
- Drop-d.ie


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"..a lot of bands have failed to strike that elusive balance but Superblondes have pretty much perfected it." Alex Millar - Drop D

"…groovy stuff that we need more of.” Jackie Hayden – Hot Press

"Superblondes’ debut EP does what a good EP should do, offer the listener a taste and leave them with an appetite for more.” Limerick Event Guide

CORK and Limerick-based five-piece Superblondes released their eponymously-titled debut EP on March 23 featuring the seductive lead single ‘Hit It’. Recorded with Owen Lewis at the Bishops Palace in Limerick, the band’s impassioned and melodic guitar-driven sound evokes the shimmering New York cool of The Strokes with its playful, contagious hooks and beguiling lyrical simplicity.

February 22nd 2013 saw the release of a new single & b-side in the form of "Kill Some Time" and "Take & Take", respectively. Both were recorded at The Factory in Dublin with Kieran Lynch and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana/Beastie Boys/Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Since the release of 'Kill Some Time' the band have been invited to do live sessions on national and regional radio stations around Ireland as well as opening for Grant Hart from Husker Du.

September 2013 the band will release their next single entitled 'Mahdia'. In the meantime they are working on getting their debut album ready for recording this August.

Superblondes have toured extensively around the country and shared stages with artists such as White Lies, Alabama 3, The Minutes, And So I Watch You From Afar, Reverend & The Makers, Squarehead, We Cut Corners, Fight Like Apes and Delorentos as well as playing slots at Hard Working Class Heroes 2011 and Indiependence 2010. The quintet’s debut EP and single are now available as a download/hard copy from www.superblondesmusic.bandcamp.com. Contact superblondes@gmail.com for info and bookings.