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Superturtle - Single Review: WTFRU

21 May 2020 // A review by Darryl Baser

WTFRU, or, Who The Fuck Are You is the new single by Superturtle.

It’s not often that the scant information in a release about a band’s single is so spot on.

The blurb says: “Punk Rock vocals with post punk jangle, John Lydon meets Johnny Marr”; and that’s pretty much what Superturtle’s WTFRU sounds like.

The intro features a guitar riff with the treble turned up so much it’d make Dick Dale’s ears bleed. Then the vocalist kicks off the first stanza and it really does kinda sound like John Lydon meets Jello Biafra, but with a Kiwi accent.

Who The Fuck Are You is acerbic and lyrically very to the point, taking a sharp aim at "corporate cretins, conservative media, polluters and fascists", to list a few as per the release notes.

It’s a melodic, hard hitting pop song, which as the full title suggests, comes with a profanity warning.

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

Wait For It
Year: 2020
Type: Album
Student Flat Reunion
Year: 2018
Type: Album
Beat Manifesto
Year: 2013
Type: Unknown
About The Sun
Year: 2010
Type: Album
Valley Town
Year: 2009
Type: EP
To The Rescue
Year: 2008
Type: Album

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