“There’s so many people who come out who are enthusiastic and jump around it’s a blessing. There’s so many different sounding bands who share the same ground, but at every show there always seems to be a crowd of kids who love all the music.”
When four experienced UK musicians decide to join forces after an insane night at a British house club, apparently only good things can happen. Two years on and Superfood are one of the fastest-rising bands today having just released their debut album, Don’t Say That. Vocalist, Dom Ganderton, speaks with AARON BRYANS about the band’s sudden rise.
Partying every weekend, sleeping every weekday, the members of Superfood had it all planned out.
Then, after a seven-hour jam session between Dom Ganderton and Ryan Malcolm (vocals/guitar), an idea was born, sending the two on a sudden and promising journey with friends Emily Baker and Carl Griffen.
“It’s been mad,” Ganderton laughs. “We got together on the 1st of October and we had our first gig on the 31st of October two years ago. We just started touring straight away and it hasn’t stopped. We signed a record deal and recorded the songs we’d been recording on laptops, we haven’t really had time to stop and think about it at the moment, it’s been amazing.”
Their birth wasn’t smooth sailing from the beginning, however, as the quartet were stuck on a band name with Baby 100 being pushed aside for the now more memorable Superfood.
“I don’t know why we changed the name. Ryan’s convinced we’d be rolling around in private jets and driving Bugattis now. Maybe we need to change it back.”
Hitting the scene hard, the UK provided everything the energetic and active band needed to get going, providing some wondrously memorable moments.
“There’s so many people who come out who are enthusiastic and jump around it’s a blessing,” Ganderton states. “There’s so many different sounding bands who share the same ground, but at every show there always seems to be a crowd of kids who love all the music.”
“We went to do a London residency where we played four gigs, and on the first night at a place called the KPH in North London we started playing the set, and there was 150 kids in there, and they all started jumping up and down. 30 seconds into the song the guy who owns it runs onto the stage and does an X motion and yells ‘stop stop!’ I thought he was going to tell us it was too loud but he was like ‘the ceiling’s collapsed underneath the bar, we need to get out, people have been hurt’. They literally made the ceiling collapse.”
Their debut release, Don’t Say That, has been a long time coming for the band who have finally been able to release material they’ve been performing for the past two years and continue their musical journey.
“Don’t Say That is kind of a snapshot of us four in a room getting to know each other. They’re the first songs we’ve ever written together so they’re kind of emptying our plains of old shit and getting snips of it on a record.
“There’s like 15 songs that didn’t make the record but they were just ideas. I think after getting to know each other, we can progress onto our next album and start doing some more interesting things in terms of production.”