Superturtle's debut release in August 2008 was heralded by an inaugral live performance featuring special guests Chris Knox and The Nothing. Four songs made Kiwi FM's top 10 over the following year, with video play on C4, Juice TV, Triangle and CueTV, and In Flight on Air New Zealand. The 7 inch single All Our Friends featured on Jim Mora's National Radio show Best Song Ever Written on May 11th 2012. The album received four star reviews in The Waikato Times and The
The second album About The Sun was preceded by the Valley Town EP and Sad Sack single and was released June 7th 2010 on Sarang Bang Records and Ode Records. It received extensive play on Christchurch bnet station RDU and Kiwi FM.
The band embarked on their first nationwide tour to promote the album, which
received a 41/2 star review in The Dominion Post , with 3 more songs making the KiwiFM top 10.
December 17th saw the release of the latest single Cause Ya Said So, which precedes the release of Superturtle's third album Beat Manifesto on April 20th, 2013. The first single lifted from Beat Manifesto - Lost In The Herd Again reached no 6 on the KiwiFM top 10 in May 2011, and a third single Fear Factor reached
no 8 in the Kiwi FM top 10 on June 18th 2012, getting good rotate on Radio One in Dunedin and top 10 status on Radio Control in Palmerston North. Fear Factor was also single of the week on amplifier.co.nz June 8th, 2012 and number 31 in Kiwi FMs Top 100 of 2012. See the video at www.youtube.com/superturtlemusic
Superturtle played to capacity crowds through their inclusion in the nationwide tour of Japanese psychedelic punk band Marble Sheep throughout January 2013, and eagerly await their next live appearance at the April 20th release gig at The Thirsty Dog, Karangahape Road, Auckland.
Some reviews of earlier albums:
Superturtle - About The Sun
(Ode Records) * * * * 1/2
This is one of the best Kiwi albums released in 2010. Lindsay Davis (Dominion Post)
The Waikato Times 11th Feb 2010
Returning with its three-track mini EP is Auckland band Superturtle, who surprised and delighted in 2008 with its debut release, a 7" gatefold single and CD package. Superturtle's upfront combination of retro-pop and colourful dynamics of sound returns on Valley Town. The title track is gently paced, incorporating ringing tones and the harmonic vocals of Jude Aish and Darren McShane. Dead or Alive livens up the pace with its fuzzy rhythms and snappy vocal approach. Ending with the illuminating About The Sun, Superturtle returns full of refreshing arrangements and well constructed songs. Roll on the next release.
Darren McShane (vocals, guitar)
Jude Morris (backing vocals)
Murray Jacques (keyboards, guitar, backing vocals)
Adrian Ashdown (bass)
Tye Stott (drums, backing vocals)
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Track 11 off the " About The Sun Album " , released June 7th 2010.
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