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Superengine @ Zig Zag Festival

Kalamunda, Western Australia, Australia

Kalamunda, Western Australia, Australia

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Ping Pong. The First Impression on hearing Intermittent Lies, a taste from Superengine's forthcoming debut, is that it sounds like the synthesised goodness of Stereolab. Which, on this occasion, is a very good thing from this very talented band of popsters. Name checking your keys player mid song is also a sure fire way to win this reviewer over. An instrumental version of the single is the only B-side and, while it does make the listener want to round up a bunch of friends to replicate the multi-part harmonies, it only leaves this listener wanting more, more, more of the smooth Superengine sounds. - Drum Media WA


Triangulation EP; November 2005
Intermittent Lies; single May 2007
Shadows Meet; album; September 2007



Superengine was born in early 2002, from the ashes of much loved Perth three piece Mister Tickle. Sometimes jazzy, sometimes funky, sometimes poppy, this mesmerising six piece ensemble never fails to excite and intrigue an audience.

With a line up featuring horns, guitar, Farfisa, Vocoda, xylophone and the more traditional guitar, bass and drums, Superengine are an interesting live spectacle and a fascinating listen.

With the key song writing team from Mister Tickle of Renée and Jon penning the tunes, the band’s sound is fleshed out with multiple instrumentation and four part vocal harmonies.

Superengine draw their influences from artists such as Stereolab, Brian Wilson, Architecture in Helsinki and minimalist composer Steve Reich. Their three track promotional demo is a good indication of their diversity but only scratches the surface of their melodic capabilities.

Since forming, Superengine have played many a memorable gig including some with interstate acts Dave McCormack and the Polaroids and Charles Jenkins (from Ice Cream Hands) as well as local talents The Panda Band, The Fuzz and New Rules For Boats. Other live highlights include headlining both the Leederville Street Festival in 2003 and an Amnesty International Fundraiser in 2004, playing RTRFM’s fundraiser “In The Pines” April 2005 and The WAMi Saturday Spectacular in 2006.

When not working on Superengine, Jon can be found arranging brass and strings for Infusion (on their ARIA award winning album) and The Panda Band. He is also heavily involved with the very popular funk Club in Leederville. Elliott can also be found helping The Bank Holidays by contributing horn to their acclaimed recordings, or playing with other local faves Institut Polaire.

Superengine released their debut EP Triangulation on 14/11/2005 through MGM Distribution.
“…a sublime mix of pop, jazz and electronica…”, “…whets the appetite for a full length release.” (Brett Collingwood, Rave Magazine, Queensland)
“…Superengine have got their swingy breezy glock-pop down pat.”, “…It’s just gold.” (Adrian Trajstman, Mess + Noise Magazine, Melbourne/International)
“My next favourite band!” (Australian Musician magazine)

"Intermittent Lies" the first single from debut album "Shadows Meet" has been added to JJJ rotation and has also recieved airplay on Australia's top community stations RTR, FBi, RRR and more. It Also recieved single of the week in Drum Media Perth.

Superengine recorded a live set for JJJ's Porch Sessions that was broadcast in September 2007.

Triangulation has received airplay across Australia on RTRFM, Triple J, FBi, 3RRR and 2SER and many more.

Superengine's debut album "Shadows Meet" is out 01/09/2007 through Qstik Records and MGM Distribution in Australia and iTunes internationally. The album was co-produced and engineered by Jeremy "JJ" Allom (David Bowie, Massive Attack) at Bold Park studios.