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Studio album by Young Knives
Released 10 March 2008
Recorded Castle of Doom Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
Genre Indie rock, Post-punk revival
Length 47:58
Label Transgressive Records
Producer Tony Doogan
Young Knives chronology
Voices of Animals and Men
(2006)Voices of Animals and Men2006
Ornaments from the Silver Arcade
(2011)Ornaments from the Silver Arcade2011
Singles from Superabundance
  1. "Terra Firma"
    Released: 29 November 2007
  2. "Up All Night"
    Released: 25 February 2008
  3. "Turn Tail"
    Released: 19 May 2008
  4. "Dyed In The Wool"
    Released: 1 September 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Drowned In Sound 7/10 link
The Guardian 4/5 stars link
Mojo 4/5 stars link
NME 5/10 link
The Observer 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 6.6/10 link
Q 4/5 stars link
The Times 4/5 stars link
Uncut 4/5 stars link

Superabundance is the second full-length album by Young Knives, released in the United Kingdom on 10 March 2008. The album reached number twenty-eight in the UK Album Charts.[1]

The tracks "Terra Firma" and "Up All Night" were released as singles prior to the album launch. "Turn Tail" was the next single released on 19 May 2008.

The closing track "Current of the River" is a re-recorded version of the B-side to "She's Attracted To".

The cover of the album was made in London. 17-year-old Brandon Baily, a stunt rider from the Moto-Stunts International team, did the burn out on the bike. The photographer wanted smoke and fire from the tyre so the bike's rear wheel needed to be placed on wood so it could burn.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fit 4 U" – 3:16
  2. "Terra Firma" – 2:48
  3. "Up All Night" – 2:58
  4. "Counters" – 4:11
  5. "Light Switch" – 3:47
  6. "Turn Tail" – 4:44
  7. "I Can Hardly See Them" – 3:07
  8. "Dyed in the Wool" – 3:10
  9. "Rue the Days" – 3:46
  10. "Flies" – 1:39
  11. "Mummy Light the Fire" – 4:04
  12. "Current of the River" – 5:24
    • "Long Cool Drinks by the Pool" - 3:10 (following 2 minutes of silence after "Current Of The River")
  • The US edition of the album also contains the b-sides of the "Terra Firma" and "Up All Night" singles.


Song B-side of
"A Cavern" "Terra Firma"
"Back to Back"
"Holiday Every Day"
"Le Petomaine" "Up All Night"
"Swimming With the Fishes"
"Stand and Deliver" (cover version)
"Mummy Light the Fire" (acoustic version) "Turn Tail 7""
"Turn Tail" (acoustic version)
"Boys of Humble Beginnings" "Turn Tail CDEP"
"Valiant Foes"
"Out of the House"



Charts (2008) Peak
UK Albums Chart[1] 28


Year Song Peak position (UK)
2007 "Terra Firma" 43[2]
2008 "Up All Night" 45[3]
2008 "Turn Tail"

Special editions[edit]

Bonus DVD[edit]

A CD and DVD version is available featuring videos made by the band for each track of the album.

Special 7" single[edit]

A special acoustic version of "Turn Tail" was released on vinyl on 19 May 2008. The version was recorded directly onto vinyl in one take, at Westbourne Studios in London. This process is not believed to have been undertaken commercially since the 1970s by Warsaw Pakt.[4]