When the name Superorganism is mentioned, one may think it’s some sort of animal; however, it’s the name of an English indie group that came into existence in 2017. The group of eight talented youngsters wasted no time in establishing themselves as one of the most fascinating pop bands in the United Kingdom.
The London-based octet band is a multi-dimensional group with its members coming from different parts of the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Their first studio album, Superorganism, was released in March 2018, fetching their first MTV Europe Music Awards nomination.
It is quite surprising to see a young band such as Superorganism garner such wide popularity, barely two years after its inception. This was made possible because the group has been combining their multicultural backgrounds into producing original internet-age indie pop music. Following their rise to the mainstream in the international music scene, they were chosen to be among the performers at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, US.
Guess you want to know more about the London-based indie pop band. Read on, as we take you through their bio, members, profile and other interesting facts you need to know below.
Superorganism – Biography & Profile Of The Pop Band
The indie pop band was founded by eight friends in 2017. It is quite imperative to note that the members passed through challenges before coming together as a group. Prior to their formation, they met each other through mutual friends, as well as online musical platforms. Their origin could be traced back to the New Zealand pop band group called The Eversons.
Prior to their formation, four members of the band, including Timothy Shann, Mark Turner, Blair Everson, and Christopher Young, were members of The Eversons. The band’s vocalist, Orono Noguchi, a college student in Maine, met those four while they were touring Japan in 2015. Orono who has been a super fan of the band attended their show and was able to connect with The Eversons.
On discovering that Orono could sing and has been posting covers of songs on her SoundCloud page, the group sent her a message, asking for her help to add lyrics to the demo of their song, Something For Your M.I.N.D. The song was later featured on the soundtrack of FIFA 2018.
After graduating from John Bapst Memorial High School in June 2017, Orono moved over to London to join the rest of the group. Two other members of the group, Ruby and B who are background vocalists and instrumentalists also joined. The last member of the group Earl Ho, a South Korean background vocalist, also joined aftewards. Earl is the only member of the group that resides in Sydney, Australia.
After coming together in 2017, Superorganism was born. They live in a live-in studio, a terraced house situated in the East End of London. After their formation, the band embarked on their first project which is their first single titled Something For Your M.I.N.D. in 2017. Later in the same year, they followed it up with two other singles including It’s all Good and Nobody Cares.
2018 became an incredibly successful year for Superorganism as the group launched their first self-titled studio album. The album was released in March 2018 via Domino Recording Company and it dominated music charts in the UK and Ireland. As a result of their astute performance, their debut album fetched them their first MTV Awards nomination later in the year. In October 2018, Superorganism also went on a musical tour in Ireland and UK, alongside the Japanese band called CHAI.
The indie band has equally done some collaborative works. They covered Utada Hikaru’s song, Phatkchi no Uta for the promotion of her album Hatsukoi in June 2018. They also contributed the song titled Hello Me & You to the soundtrack of the film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. It was released in February 2019.
Additionally, Superorganism has also released seven music videos for their hit tracks from their debut album. They garnered worldwide attention early in 2019 as they were listed among the performing acts at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival held in California, United States.
As earlier mentioned, the indie band was formed by eight youngsters who share the same passion for making music. They include Orono Noguchi a.k.a. OJ (vocals, writing, and painting), Mark David Turner a.k.a. Emily (writing, production, and synths), Christopher Young (writing, production, and guitar), and Blair Everson a.k.a. Robert Strange (visual arts and staging). Others are Timothy Shann a.k.a. Tucan (writing, production, mixing, and drums), Earl Ho a.k.a. Soul (background vocals and dancer), Ruby (background dancer and musician), and B (background vocals and dancer).
Going by the current pace of Superorganism, there is no doubt this group would soon make their mark in the world of Indie pop music.