COME ON DOWN TO WITNESS HISTORY’ cried Superorganism’s tweet in anticipation of their first ever live gig. Whilst this much self-absorption might be perceived as a little premature or naive to some considering this group’s lack of experience, the simmering excitement amongst the sea of bodies under Village Underground’s high white ceiling made this statement seem pretty apt.
Since the release of ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D.’ in early 2017 with its luscious, moreish chorus and their offbeat brand of electro-psych-pop, they’ve been catapulted into the limelight and the hype has been ascending rapidly for 9 months. Their beginnings stem simply from a group of friends spread around the globe emailing ideas and tracks to each other, gradually forming their playful sound, which is both childlike and jubilant as well as being drenched in the muck of psychedelia. True to their name they now number 8, with members from several different continents, and they clearly don't want to be associated with anywhere in particular, with their location on Twitter listed as ‘EVERYWHERE.’
From their love of capital letters alone you can tell that subtlety isn’t really their thing. Entering stage in brightly coloured raincoats, covered in glitter and ringing tiny bells, their commitment to their eccentric identity is endearing and was threaded throughout their entire set. ‘It’s All Good’ began the night with a whir and a thunder, delightfully led by singer Orono, a Japanese-American teenage girl who seems to stand at little over five feet tall, who was a captivating presence throughout in her light green raincoat. Her lackadaisical delivery of free flowing, unhinged verses contrasts perfectly with their simplistic, bold choruses, and ensures that their gaudy soundscapes of abrasive beats, synths and video game samples are rooted in her charming, low key charisma.
Before closing the night with the gorgeous crowd pleaser ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D.,’ Orono playfully quipped ‘I thought we weren't gonna play that fucking song,’ that gave the auspicious sense that this girl and her troupe of offbeat pop-heads could be destined for a glistening future.