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Superette 'Tiger' Deluxe Expanded Reissue

09 November 2018 - 0 Comments

Next Friday 16th November, Flying Nun Records are proud to release an extra special, expanded edition of one of the label's most iconic mid-90's releases, Tiger by Superette. Pre-order your copy here.

The deluxe reissue features the original Tiger tracklisting along with the band's debut EP Rosepig, b-sides from the Touch Me and Killer Clown singles, plus unreleased demos from the bands' never before released, uncompleted second album - a rare delight for fans of the band's impeccably slender back catalogue. This very special package will be available to fans on 2LP and CD formats.

To celebrate the impending issue, the trio have shared one of the never-before release demo tracks Pretty Picture which is available now on all good streaming services.

Listen to Pretty Picture here
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"I read a review once where a guy said they played the album every day at a cafe he worked at for six months, and never got sick of it." So says Big Ross from the Bird Nest Roys in the liner notes for the deluxe reissue of Superette's inimitable, standalone 1996 album Tiger.

Emerging from the dissolution of the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience in 1993, David Mulcahy and Greta Anderson found themselves in New York with a handful of song skeletons. Recruiting childhood friend Ben Howe back in Auckland, Superette was born. The band combined Mulcahy's signature sound-bending guitar and melodic ear for a pop hook with Anderson's muscular drumming, triangulated by Howe's energising, sinewy bass and guitar lines.

Produced with friend and collaborator Nick Roughan (Skeptics), who Mulcahy had worked with on JPSE's The Size of Food, Tiger was tracked and mixed in Auckland's York Street Studios on Auckland's Shortland Street. The studio permits clarity in engineers; Anderson's drums sound Albini-esque; guitars soar and chug, at times riding the knife edge of controlled chaos that Roughan has made his hallmark.

From the grunge riffs of I Got It Clean to the soft melodic hooks of Bye Bye; from the slow, melancholic verses of Felo De Se to the overdriven anthemic rock drive of SaskatchewanTiger is unique in its deployment of binary functions; aesthetic and thematic. Quiet/loud; soft/hard; smooth/jagged. As Big Ross notes of the band's name itself, it's big/small. Superette.

Watch Superette Touch Me

Superette - Tiger (Deluxe Double LP Reissue)
Out November 16, 2018 on Flying Nun Records

Pre-Order Here

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