I feel unstoppable, I feel unstoppable, I feel unstoppable,” chant Superfood on their eagerly awaited second album, a sense of invincibility that’s just as well.
After all, you can’t rewrite your entire musical DNA, ditching frantic indie bombast for a brave new sample-led dawn as the duo do on Bambino, without a superhuman dose of confidence firing through your veins. “This album was about finally being true to ourselves,” agree frontman Dom Ganderton and instrumentalist Ryan Malcolm, whose 2014 debut Don’t Say That won them cult acclaim and a reputation for sweat-soaked, scintillating live shows, but left them feeling they were “living a double life.” Onstage each night, they were thrashing out ‘90s-inspired alternative guitar anthems which left ears ringing. At home and in DJ sets though, they were obsessing over dusty LA rap instrumentals and strange dub curios. The goal for album two was simple: “make something that we’d be excited to listen to,” a record that catches the Superfood sound up with their eclectic tastes and takes one of Britain’s most exciting rising acts to thrilling new frontiers.