By Natalie Greener
NME love them, DIY love them and now Nottingham loves them. Superfood owned Bodega back in October. Not knowing what to expect, the fervid stage presence of Superfood made it a groovy night at the Bodega.
Venue packed and one snazzy backdrop, the gig looked as though it would be a gooden. Superfood are prime examples of the talented youth scattered throughout the UK. A classic vibe indicative of English music through the pat eras, they are bound to be on the map for a long time to come. The diverse members of the group represent everything the industry should these days – members including Emily Baker, Carl Griffin, Ryan Malcom and the frontman Dominic Ganderton.
The Midlands band started off their set with one of the newer tracks from Bambino titled ‘Where’s The Bass Amp’. Revving the fervent watchers was the guitar, single-handedly reminding me of what good music sounds like. Instantly grooving to the jingle presented before us, it was hard for the 200 or so fans to not get them shoulders moving. It was infectious.
Playing a mix of tracks released on Bambino (2017), everyone seemed to be familiar with the ravenous sound that was craving more and more from the fans. Atmospheric yet hitting my temples with every beat, it was understandable why Superfood have been on a roller coaster of success. Evidence of their prosperity in the UK came when they supported Nothing But Thieves in November. Attending both of the bands’ major sellouts, I cannot put them down at all. A great image partnered with an immense talent as performers and individuals, these guys and girl are genuinely unstoppable – a force to be reckoned with.
Rounding up the victory of the gig with their song ‘Superfood’ that inspired the name of the band, the social club had reached blithe. It was somehow sentimental finishing on this throwback as it showed their raw personalities before the band had a name.
Images by Izzie Berkeley-Shier