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Superfood - Melting


Saturday is with us once again and to celebrate we have for you a delicious slice of 90’s edged, pop infused, fuzz filleted Superfood tart and their new release Melting. It’s as Britpop as Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn and Jarvis Cocker in a cocaine bathtub, full of all the hooks of a fisherman’s window with enough bite to get you salivating. Superfood’s Melting is our Track Of The Day.

Now, there is one gripe I have with this song and luckily it’s the intro so we can move on from it rather quickly. We are led into this mid-90’s drawl and swagger by a melody that sounds almost exactly like Lilly Allen’s Littlest Things. Ok, it’s not exactly like Allen’s poptastic hit, but i challenge anyone to hear it and not fall into the same trap I did.  

Luckily for us this is where the similarity between the songs ends and Melting crystallises into a shimmering jewel in the British rock ‘n’ roll crown. The riffs are decadently marauding and as catchy as the common cold, delivering some Weezer-esque hooks extenuated by the sardonic vocals of Dom Ganderton.

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This combination continues to tingle the ears until the breakdown where Dom’s vocals provide a gospel reprieve. All until Ryan Malcolm’s guitar comes thrusting back in with all the Britpop swagger of Graham Coxon and we are again treated to the college-rock style Superfood are known for.

Coming out of the Midlands, it seems fitting that the band combine the Northern sound of Suede with cock sure advances of the Southern sound of Blur, summed up by Dom’s drawling Albarn vocals. However, that is not where all the band’s influences lie. Seen in the video release for Melting Superfood are a representation of british culture a bubbling and boiling crucible of past and present. Melting provides 90’s hooks, 60’s attitude and 70’s breakdowns that proves the band are not just a one trick pony, but have a far richer lexicon.

In truth, the 90’s influence is hard to ignore, it’s a constant comrade in this track but far from the neo-grunge, lathargic sound we have been hearing of late. This track has a showroom sparkle that Britpop first brought us in the mid-90’s; a rejection of rejection and an acceptance of getting what you can, when you can. In short, a return of Rock ‘n’ Roll to the masses and we love it.


Jack Whatley