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Superturtle - Single Review: Wait For It

30 Nov 2019 // A review by Mike Alexander
I couldn’t have put it better. In the video that accompanies the release of Wait For It from Darren McShane’s newly invigorated Superturtle, there’s a comment posted by ArapuniWizard: “Another good song from the Birkenhead hit factory!” That's a reference to Earwig Studios, where Superturtle have been hatching post-punk meaty beats since 2008.

OK, it's not exactly takeaway music because, if it suits your palette, you want to dine out on it properly and savour the piquancy. Wa
it For It rollicks along at a pace that makes you initially think you might be jumping into a bit of Madness and mayhem. A swirl of fuzzy guitar alters the pace, the lyrics kick in “where you’re heading in your life, never going to get it right. You’ve got to wait for it”, a solid rhythm carries the momentum through the chorus and then there’s a glorious freefall into an almost psychedelic space with squalling guitar and a Joy Division style bass line, which is a bit like listening to a friend egg starting to sizzle and then gently simmer.

If this is a precursor to another album, then I can’t wait for it.
Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Superturtle

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 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 Groove Guide.

THE MIDDLE

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.

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Releases

Student Flat Reunion
Year: 2018
Type: Album
Beat Manifesto
Year: 2013
Type: LP
About The Sun
Year: 2010
Type: Album
Valley Town
Year: 2009
Type: EP
To The Rescue
Year: 2008
Type: Album

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