Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Tame Impala, King Kizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Nicky Bomba, Fat Freddies Drop, Gomez, Holy Holy


band members

Gavin Arnold Ben Gray Simon Kelly Shannon Puig Michael Boase


Influences

Father John Misty, Shpongle, Paul Kelly, The War On Drugs


Bio

Stone Cold Super Friends are a band of brothers and sisters (other mothers) that play psychedelic percussive roots music.

Their music has been described (by themselves) as “a monkey locked in a South American studio with nothing but wine and ashtanga juice in the fridge , cheese in the cupboard, and a radio tuned to calypso fm”. Pretty bewildering, but then again, a review on Triple J Unearthed likened their sound to a “duck staring at bread” so maybe it is not far off the mark.

Stone Cold Super Friends have received the kind of praise from critics that is usually reserved for bands with the means to offer cash and cocaine or to threaten physical violence. Street Press Australia once stated their album contains “some of the best tracks we’ve heard from any Aussie artist this year”. Granted, this was a few years ago, back when street press still existed in Western Australia. Xpress Magazine stated they were “unlike any artist Australia (at least) has seen” and Global Thunda Network claimed they were “Australia’s best kept secret in music”.

Pretty impressive reviews for a band that only began it’s life in 2017.

They have been playing and recording music together for over 5 years however and were previously known as Simon Kelly & The Big Bamboo. The band started over 10 years ago as a solo project of Simon Kelly but has evolved into a much more collaborative collective and Simon wanted a new name to reflect this. For a couple of precarious weeks it looked like The Kokomo Liberation Army was the best they could come up with. Spice Thyme Continuum was considered, Uncle Billy’s Milking Table was ignored but in the end Stone Cold Super Friends got the nod.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

06 Apr 2018

Triple J
35

These cool cats are so quirky wasn't sure how the auto-tuned vocals were going to go but, couldn't stop smiling throughout this one. The lyrics kept catching me off guard with their witty, intelligent cheekiness - bravo

These cool cats are so quirky wasn't sure how the auto-tuned vocals were going to go but, couldn't stop smiling throughout this one. The lyrics kept catching me off guard with their witty, intelligent cheekiness - bravo

Review

Review by rrobby rrobby

25 Sep 2018

35

more please

more please