So, we’ve been feeling a little nostalgic lately, and we felt like we should probably leave SUPER7AIYAN with some sense of closure.
This day three years ago we launched our East City Vixen EP at a Citóg gig in the Cellar, and it turned out to be our last show together. For a variety of reasons, we never really managed to pick things up again – life just gets in the way sometimes.
SUPER7AIYAN only lasted a little over a year, but I feel like I speak for the whole band in saying that it gave us some of the most incredible experiences of our lives; goofing off in practice, eating matar paneer from Govinda’s, doing stupid dances on stage in Dublin that one time, recording East City Vixen at Paddy Jordan’s House, and performing Mystery Dungeon at the EP launch, despite the fact we had only finished the song a few days prior and hadn’t had a full band rehearsal in weeks.
We never did say goodbye, which brings us to the point of this message – this is our way of apologising for being quiet for so long, but it’s also our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our friends and our fans for supporting us during the year we played together. I still find it kind of strange to think that we had actual ‘fans’, but maybe that’s just me.
We had a blast, and it wouldn’t have been the same without all of you, so here you go – this is a collection of live recordings and demos from our brief time together, complete with muttered jokes, horrible miscalculations, improvised guitar lines (see almost everything Sean played for Mystery Dungeon), unfinished songs (see the primordial acoustic version of East City) and general madness.
Thanks for everything guys – it’s been a pleasure.
released September 25, 2016
Everyone who came to any of our shows, the lovely people who bought East City Vixen, all the folk who did sound for us at our gigs, NUIG’s Societies Office for the practice space, David Boland and Jay (Hob Junker) from Citóg for having us so often, Paddy Jordan for letting us record East City Vixen at his house, Govindas for feeding us, Fears and C (now Yonen) for supporting us (read: showing us up) at our EP launch, and everyone else who helped us along our little adventure.
Citóg Performances recorded by Hob Junker Studios
Keary’s Performance recorded by Paddy Jordan
FlirtFM Session recorded by Bryan Rabbitte