Supersonic Festival are thrilled to announce that the joyous noise-pop band DEERHOOF will be joining our lineup of formidable acts at this year’s festival. Deerhoof speak in a secret code in which hooks abound, genre is nonexistent, and magic ever awaits us.
The fiercely DIY band have been producing avant-garde carnivals since their humble beginnings as an obscure San Francisco noise act. They’ve become one of indie music’s most influential bands with their ecstatic and unruly take on pop where Satomi Matsuzaki plays bass and sings, Greg Saunier plays drums, John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez play guitars.
Throughout their 28 years as a band, they’ve constantly shifted sound despite very few line-up changes. Their latest output, an album called ‘Miracle-Level’ sees the quartet manipulating traditional rock sounds, collaging them with distortion until they’re essentially unrecognisable. Fizzing with needlepoint riffs, shifting time signatures and catchy vocal melodies entirely in Japanese, this will be an utter treat in a live setting.
Pitchfork went so far as to label Deerhoof as “the best band in the world”, and so we’re honoured that they’ll be bringing their joyous Deerhoofian nuggets of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic gold to the Supersonic Stage. We cannot wait!
“Their origins lie in punkish experimentalism; live, they veer closer to powerpop, with its chunky riffs and sugary tunes.” – The Guardian
“Playful, glorious, transformative, experimental, funky, bold, beautiful, brave, magical, hopeful, psychedelic, sexy, poetic, lyrical, a sonically packed galactic wig-out.” – Echoes & Dust