Super Massive perform a free live show for electro/dance/rock lovers in Port Macquarie area

Award-winning, upcoming Sydney alterna-pop/electro/funk/rock band Super Massive will be touring the Port Macquarie area for the first time next weekend, bringing their funky, uptempo show to the Laurieton Hotel on Saturday 23rd May.

Entertainment starts at 8:30pm and entry is FREE.

Super Massive is a creative band, lovingly crafting evocative pop songs with their own unique blend of multi-layered synthscapes and live instrumentation.

The shared musical vision of singer/songwriter Malina Hamilton-Smith and drummer/composer Glenn Abbott (best known for his work with Machine Gun Fellatio), Super Massive was awarded ‘Best Alternative Artist” at the MusicOz Awards (Australia's premier national music awards for unsigned and independent artists), and released a self-titled debut EP through MGM and iTunes to rave reviews mid last year.

Sydney based, they have been playing shows around Sydney and Newcastle and touring the east coast from Byron Bay to Tasmania for the past two and a half years, however this will be their first show for Laurieton audiences.

Described by reviewers as “a man-eater”, “a cross between Peaches and Kylie”, and compared to Karen O and Siouxsie Sioux, Hamilton-Smith is a cheeky lyricist, extroverted performer and high priestess of a fun show.

Together with guitarist Marc Malouf and bassist Dan Bruce the four make sexy, sci-funk alterna-pop, delivered with the lustiness of a full rock band.

Says singer Hamilton-Smith, "We wanted to do something that brought back melody and groove and old school pop sensibilities, whilst at the same time exploring a fresh sound, something that sounds entirely new. So we start by creating these intricate, multi-layered synthscapes that take your ear on a journey and make each song unique; a world all its own. But we wanted it to be very visceral, not like it could be a DJ, so we blended in a strong element of live guitar, bass and drums. That gives the music a really powerful sound that falls right down the line half way between dance and rock. It's very funky, and very danceable. The guys are all amazing players, so when we play live, they can really take the music right up there and slam a groove! It can get pretty intense."

The debut single from the band's EP, "Fists In My Pocket" (which won them the MusicOz Award), has since gone to #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Dance Chart, The SYN Radio Chart and the Channel 31 Video Chart, and has had community radio and TV play nationally from Triple J to FBi to 4ZZZ to 8CCC. The video for "Fists" has also enjoyed airplay on music video shows on Tiscali TV in the UK, has featured on NME's website and was recently picked up for play in coffeehouses in the US.

TimeOut Sydney has labeled them a band "On The Up", MX Sydney put them on their cover in March as a band "living up to their name as one of Sydney's best emerging electronic/dance rock bands", Triple J have featured them as an Unearthed Featured Artist, and they have gathered themselves Hot Ticket recommendations in the press from the Sunday Telegraph to the Sydney Morning Herald and Launceston Examiner.

Check them out while they're in town.

For further info visit www.myspace.com/supermassivesounds

The Laurieton Hotel is located at Bold St, Laurieton. Ph: (02) 6559 9004.

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