Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Florence and the Machine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers, Divinyls, Siouxsie Sioux, Regurgitator, Muse, Garbage, Blondie


band members

Malina Hamilton-Smith - vocals, occasional keys & guitar; Glenn Abbott - drums, synths & keys


Influences

Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, Depeche Mode, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Chic, The Prodigy


Bio

Super Massive is the collaboration of singer/writer Malina Hamilton-Smith and drummer/composer Glenn Abbott, electro-laced sci funk alterna-pop-rock explorers carving a sexy new sonic path between dance and rock.... Together the pair makes intense, exhilarating and dynamic electro/alternative/pop music, driven by funky dance grooves and delivered with the lustiness of a rock band. The result is a totally unique blend of styles and a sound that's all their own. Joined live onstage by the Disco Jesus Tyr Kovacic on guitar and Sam Parker on bass, Super Massive have toured Australia & Asia receiving rave reviews, hot ticket recommendations & hit predictions. The band has played some massive festivals in Asia as well as back home eg. BigSound, Australia Day in the Rocks and Surry Hills Festival, playing alongside artists as diverse as Bertie Blackman, Washington, Bluejuice, Ash Grunwald, Machine Gun Fellatio and Def FX. The duo also have a MusicOz Award for Best Alternative Artist under their belts and featured as a Triple J Unearthed artist for their debut single "Fists In My Pocket", which shot to #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Dance Chart, remaining in the top 5 for two months. The song scored repeat airplay on Triple J on the Friday night dance show and featured on the Funkcast Podcast. The band has released one self-titled EP, which includes award winning track "Fists In My Pocket", and two follow up singles "Get Me Out Of My Head" and "In The Twilight...". In 2014 the band took a lengthy break. They are back in 2019 with new single "Meltwater", which is out now.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

12 Jul 2013

Triple J
30

There certainly is a lot going on here, with a big wave of sounds and movements crammed together. Gotta give this act some kudos for throwing it all out there with energy and gloss up to 11.

There certainly is a lot going on here, with a big wave of sounds and movements crammed together. Gotta give this act some kudos for throwing it all out there with energy and gloss up to 11.