Super Extra Bonus Party

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Super Extra Bonus Party
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Super Extra Bonus Party
Background information
Origin Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland
Genres Indie-electronica
Years active 2005–2011; 2015 - present
Labels Alphabet Set PIE
Members Cormac Brady
Stephen Fahey
Gavin Elsted
Steve Conlan
Gary Clarke
Rodrigo Teles
Mike Donnelly
Past members Cons Henry
Avril Bongo

Super Extra Bonus Party are a Choice Music Prize winning[1][2] indie-electronica band, formed in November 2005 and based in Kildare, Ireland. Their music spanned various genres such as electronica, indie and hip hop. Their debut album Super Extra Bonus Party LP was released to widespread critical acclaim, winning the 2007 Choice Music Prize and considered "the most inventive Irish album this decade."[3]

Aside from headline shows, the band played with the likes of The Go! Team, Cadence Weapon, Bonde do Rolê, Subtle and Alec Empire as well as slots at Electric Picnic in 2007 and 2008. The band's second album, Night Horses, was released in 2009. Super Extra Bonus Party announced an indefinite hiatus in 2011. They returned with new single 'Switzerland' on November 17th 2017 with the promise of a new album due in late 2018.


The band first started as a duo, with Cormac and Mike producing electronic music under the moniker Illegal Kids.

Their songs appeared on two compilations in 2004: Eklectra on Elusive Recordings[4] and Wooden Educational on Alphabet Set.[5]

In 2005, Stephen joined the group, the group's name was changed to Super Extra Bonus Party and a demo was put together. Shortly afterwards, Brazilian MC Rodrigo and Gavin joined the band and they began to work on a debut album. The lads worked real hard recording the album, consuming many cans of lager in a shed with shovels.

The debut album was written, recorded and produced in the house where the band lived together in late 2006 and early 2007.

It features collaborations with various Irish musicians, such as Nina Hynes, Paul O' Reilly (Channel One), Iain Defector (Kill City Defectors) and human beatbox White Noise.

After the release of Super Extra Bonus Party LP, the line-up was supplemented by Steve Conlan on guitar and Cons Henry on drums, which also expanded their live show significantly.

In late 2007, Cons Henry left the band to concentrate on other commitments. Gary Clarke was brought in as a replacement.

In January 2008, the band were nominated for the Choice Music Prize for their debut album, which they won on 27 February 2008.[6]

The band released a remix album entitled Appetite for Reconstruction for free download which features remixes from Cadence Weapon, Jape and Nouveaunoise amongst others in late 2008.

In May 2009, they released their second album, Night Horses, which features contributions from Cadence Weapon, Mr. Lif, Heathers, May Kay of Fight Like Apes, R.S.A.G, Captain Moonlight, Ann Scott and White Noise.

In June 2011, Super Extra Bonus Party announced an indefinite hiatus.[7]

In March 2015, a picture was posted of the group together and an announcement was made that the band had reconvened. They are currently at work on the follow up to Night Horses with the working title of 'Led Zeppelin Vol.4'

In November 2017, they released 'Switzerland' as a digital single on 045 Recordings after an arduous recording process that saw the band stuck in Pollardstown Fen for 6-8 months, depending on who you ask.


Super Extra Bonus Party discography
Studio albums 2
Compilation albums 1
EPs 2


Year Album details Peak chart positions
2007 Super Extra Bonus Party LP
  • Released: 13 April 2007
  • Label: Alphabet Set
  • Formats: CD, Download
2009 Night Horses
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Alphabet Set
  • Formats: CD, Download
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Appetite for Reconstruction (Remix LP) (2008)


  • Super Extra Bonus Party EP (2006)
  • Everything Flows EP 12" (2008)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Shock result in Choice Music Prize". RTÉ. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Super Extra Bonus Party win Choice Music Prize". The Belfast Telegraph. 28 February 2008. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  3. ^ Mullally, Una, "Record Reviews" Sunday Tribune July 27, 2007.
  4. ^ Elusive Recordings, "Elusive Recordings" Elusive2004 Archived 10 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Alphabet Set, "Alphabet Set Releases" Alphabet Set2004 Archived 13 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Super Extra Bonus Party win Choice Music Prize". Irish Independent. 28 February 2008. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Super Extra Bonus Party Hang Up Their Hurleys". Hot Press. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.