- 22 Sep 17
First emerging in August 2016, Super Silly have quickly made a name for themselves as one of Ireland's hottest up-and-coming live bands. An R&B foursome, the group first met while singing in their local gospel choir.
"We grew up in church, which was where my dad taught me the bass," says band member Sammy. "We played together a long time after that. Since 2010 we'd been in bands like No Limits." After the release of Super Silly's cracking debut single, "No Pressure", last March, the band garnered significant attention in the national music press.
Super Silly are members of the Word Up Collective, set up by Phil Udell, which includes acts such as Katie Laffan and Young Phantom. Sammy credits the collective with fostering their talents in a city where the R&B scene is still growing. "We're young, irresponsible, in our twenties and loving life," he says, "so the collective has become our family because they really want to help us out. It's such a great vibe there."
More recently, the track "No Pressure" made its way across the globe with a remix by Australian EDM duo Odd Mob, but next up is the release of their second single, "Mile High Club". A triumphant burst of contemporary soul, which Sammy jokes is "cringes and corny" but self-aware, at its core the song is about ambition. "It's telling musicians who are broke that things are coming up and telling the girl I like to stick with me."