Ex-Machine Gun Fellatio drummer Glenn Abbott’s ultra-funky, disco-infused and synth drenched alternative rock originals band Super Massive will play their first show in four years at Currumbin Pub on Saturday 13 April 2019, alongside fellow electro-influenced local artists Bri & Si, Høt Coffee and DJ Psyloskin.
The band has also announced they will be releasing a new single soon.
Abbott said “It feels good to be getting ready to get up on stage again with Super Massive. We’re looking forward to this show – getting back out there and starting to meet the other songwriters, musicians and punters on the Gold Coast who are into electronic-based and dance-rock styles of music.”
Drummer/composer/producer Abbott and his musical partner, singer/songwriter/dancer Malina Hamilton-Smith, formed Super Massive when they discovered a shared love of vintage 70’s funk and disco, and a common vision of creating a true 50/50 blend of electronic dance music and rock.
Uninterested in following musical trends, the duo explore the boundaries of pop, rock, electro, dance, disco and funk, seamlessly blending multi-layered synth-scapes with full live rock instrumentation, topped off by Hamilton-Smith’s dynamic and expressive vocals.
The band has spent 5 years touring Australia and Asia. They’ve played alongside artists like Def FX, Michelle Xen, Megan Washington, The Jezabels, King Tide and Bertie Blackman, and performed mainstage at many community festivals such as Australia Day in the Rocks, Surry Hills Festival, Sea Festival Vietnam and the 1000th Anniversay of Hanoi.
Both their debut self-titled EP, featuring award winning debut single ‘Fists In My Pocket’, and their follow up single ‘Get Me Out Of My Head’, were critically acclaimed and went to #1 on a swathe of independent radio and TV charts.
Originally based in Sydney, the duo relocated to the Gold Coast in 2015, where they have been working together on new material.
Since then, as well as composing and producing for Super Massive, Abbott has also been busy playing drums with a number of other bands including Murray Cook and The Soul Movers and Art Decade (Songs of David Bowie, 1970-80).
On 31 March, Abbott will also be launching another new project, Disco Disciples – a tribute to the 1970s disco era, at Coolangatta Hotel, bringing a whole lot of funky dance-friendly vibes to the Gold Coast.
Currumbin Pub is located at 3 Traders Way, Currumbin Waters. Entry $10. Come early for a $10 schnitzel. For more info pop over to Facebook.