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’s debut album “63610*” was released in 2015 by Latvian label I Love You Records. After playing dozens of shows around Europe the band retreated into the studio to complete their next album. “La Nuit*” was released in October, 2017, receiving great reviews at home and abroad. The album was included in IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association) list of best European albums of year 2017, along with The XX, Fever Ray, King Krule, Laura Marling and other great artists.
“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.