Hillside Summer Festival 2014

July 25 - 27

The Super Friendz

The Super Friendz

In the summer of 1995, the Super Friendz released their debut LP, Mock Up, Scale Down on Sloan’s murderecords imprint. At the time, Mock Up, Scale Down seemed like another exciting document from a prolific Halifax music scene that launched Sloan, Thrush Hermit and Joel Plaskett, Jale, Al Tuck, Buck 65 and more into the national consciousness. But over the years, as young bands like Zeus and the Bicycles touted its influence, the record’s status (and other SFZ releases that followed it) has grown further. The three-headed songwriting democracy of Charles Austin, Matt Murphy, and Drew Yamada inspired legions of fans and younger musicians with their skillfully crafted, explosive, thinking man’s pop-rock balladry. Drummer Dave Marsh (Joel Plaskett Emergency), with his enigmatic, occasional membership, gave them the perfect rhythmic foundation they found so elusive in an oddly Spinal Tap-ish way (no drummers were harmed in the making of this band but they sure didn’t stick around for long). The Super Friendz reissued Mock Up, Scale Down recently, and the four-piece is eager to play select shows together again.

Performance Schedule

  • Saturday, July 26th at 4:00pm

    Island Stage