When the name Superorganism is mentioned, one might think it is some kind of animal; however, it is the name of an English indie group that was created in 2017. The group of eight talented young people wasted no time in establishing itself as one of the most fascinating pop bands in the UK.
A London-based octet band is a multi-dimensional group whose members come from different parts of the world, including the United States, the UK, and Australia. Their first studio album, Superorganism, was released in March 2018 and earned them their first nomination for the MTV Europe Music Awards.
It’s quite surprising that a young band like Superorganism has achieved such popularity barely two years after its formation. This was possible because the group has combined their multicultural background in producing original indie-pop music in the Internet age. After their rise to the mainstream of the international music scene, they were selected for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2019 in California, USA.
Surely you would like to learn more about this London-based indie pop band. Read on as we guide you through their biography, members, profile, and other interesting facts you need to know below.
Superorganism – Biography & Profile Of The Pop Band
The indie-pop band was founded in 2017 by eight friends. It is important to note that the members went through challenges before they came together as a group. Prior to their formation, they met through mutual friends as well as through online musical platforms. Their origin can be traced back to the New Zealand pop band The Eversons.
Before 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 lead singer, Orono Noguchi, a college student in Maine, met the four when they toured Japan in 2015. Orono, who was a superfan of the band, attended their show and was able to get in touch with The Eversons.
When she found out that Orono can sing and posted covers of songs on their SoundCloud site, the group sent her a message and asked for her help to add the lyrics to the demo of their song “Something For Your M.I.N.D.”. The song was later released on the soundtrack of FIFA 2018.
After graduating from John Bapst Memorial High School in June 2017, Orono moved to London to join the other members of the group. Two other members of the group, Ruby and B, who are background singers and instrumentalists, also joined. The last member of the group, Earl Ho, a South Korean background singer, also joined. Earl Ho is the only member of the group who lives in Sydney, Australia.
After he got together in 2017, Superorganism was born. They live in a residential studio, a townhouse in the East End of London. After their formation, the band started their first project, their first single entitled Something For Your M.I.N.D. in 2017, followed later that year by two more singles, including It’s All Good and Nobody Cares.
2018 became an incredibly successful year for Superorganism when the group released their first self-titled studio album. The album was released in March 2018 via Domino Recording Company and dominated the music charts in the UK and Ireland. Due to their astute performance, their debut album earned them their first nomination for the MTV Awards later that year. In October 2018, Superorganism also toured Ireland and the UK alongside the Japanese band CHAI.
The indie band has also undertaken several joint projects. They covered the song by Utada Hikaru, Phatkchi no Uta, for the promotion of their album Hatsukoi in June 2018, and also contributed the song Hello Me & You to the soundtrack of the movie The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. It was released in February 2019.
Superorganism has also released seven music videos to accompany the hits on their debut album. In early 2019 they gained worldwide attention when they were performed among the performers at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California, United States.
As already mentioned, the indie band was founded by eight young people who share the same passion for making music. They include Orono Noguchi aka OJ (vocals, writing, and painting), Mark David Turner aka Emily (writing, production, and synths), Christopher Young (writing, production, and guitar), and Blair Everson aka Robert Strange (visual arts and staging). Others are Timothy Shann aka Tucan (writing, production, mixing, and drums), Earl Ho aka Soul (background vocals and dancers), Ruby (background dancers and musicians), and B (background vocals and dancers).
Considering the current tempo of Superorganism, there is no doubt that this group would soon make a name for itself in the world of indie-pop music.