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Superturtle

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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.

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.

NEXT

The band then released the single Cause Ya Said So, which preceded 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 on June 8th, 2012 and number 31 in Kiwi FMs Top 100 of 2012.

Superturtle played to capacity crowds through their inclusion in the nationwide tour of Japanese psychedelic punk band Marble Sheep throughout January 2013.

2018 saw the completion of Superturtle’s fourth album Student Flat Reunion having enjoyed an extended run of great live performances and the resultant swelling in crowd numbers. The album will be released as a 13 track vinyl LP with an accompanying CD containing 5 bonus tracks - 18 new tracks in total.

3 advance singles and videos have already been released from the album, with inroads being made on the Australian alternative radio scene with the third single The Industry winning the 2017 best video BRA Indie Music Award.
A fundraising single for the Animal Welfare Institute , Light Of Your Cutie Mark a My Little Pony cover synced to the original animated video has also been released.
The title track single and video Student Flat Reunion are released September 10th and the album October 27th 2018. The Student Flat Reunion single was No.2 on Banks Radio (Australia) top `5 on August 20th 2018.

Band Members:
Darren McShane (vocals, guitar, bass)
Murray Wagstaff (guitar, backing vocals)
Dean Kalman (guitar, bass, backing vocals)
James Keenyn (drums)

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