Post-punk/coldwave trio Super Besse was formed in 2013 in Minsk, Belarus, by Maksim Kulsha (vocal, guitar), Aleksandr Sinica (bass) and Pavel Mikhalok (keyboards).
“In the UK we don’t know much about Belarus apart from the fact that it was once part of the Soviet thing and seems to be a bit of a strict place to live. This hasn’t stopped Super Besse who are three skinny youths and that drum machine who have dug deep into music history to take inspiration from Factory Records and .. with their stripped down, bass driven, post-punk of the early eighties and translate it through their own uncertain world of the modern times to create a thrilling and quite brilliant music that transcends its roots to create something utterly modern and brilliant,” says UK blog Louder Than War.
Super Besse are back with an unrecognizable sound and a new album Un Rêve, to be released on the 9th of March 2020. First single from coming album is Rodina (Homeland in english) and will be out 18th of February. Super Besse bring a new blend of low-frequency techno beats, bold straight bass, nervous guitar and distant vocals. The album contains songs with lyrics in Russian on existential topics, such as self-identification and reflection on the existence in our small world. But even without knowing the Russian language one can guess the warning message, courtesy of an alarming dance beat.
Un Rêve was recorded in Berlin and Minsk, and released on I Love You Records label from Riga. The album will be released on all major streaming platforms, two types of vinyl – a regular black and a limited edition color. Currently Super Besse are preparing for their upcoming tours in Europe, Russia, and Latin America. Super Besse started as a post-punk band and released two longplay albums – 63610 * (2015) and La Nuit * (2017). With these under their belt the band, by now a coldwave duo, went on a tour of Europe, Russia and China, winning over amazed listeners and garnering positive reviews from the press. Their track ‘ Holod’ appears on the “Hotel Mumbai” movie.
“Whatever the possible touchstones, with Super Besse and their dreamy, out-of-focus album, undeniably rooted in the mid-Eighties, Belarus has found its best ambassadors,”
Kieron Tyler, The Arts Desk, UK.
In spring 2018 Super Besse starts another European tour visiting France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic.
Album pre-orders: https://ilyrecsuperbesse.bandcamp.com