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Origin Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Genres Indie/Pop
Years active 2003 – present
Labels Independent
Qstik Records/MGM Distribution
Website Website
Members Renee Bingham
Elliott Brannen
Ali Brown
Jon Fernandes
Melanie Price
Eric Thern
Past members Tim Lowe
Kae Muto
Chris Doropoulos
Jimmy Murphy
Rohan Ford

Superengine are an Indie/Pop band originating from Perth, Western Australia.



From the ashes of the Perth three/six piece 'Mister Tickle' (1996–2002) was born Superengine. Superengine is self described as an eclectic mix of drums, bass, guitar, keys and vocal harmonies entwined with trumpet, trombone, percussion and xylophone. Superengine has performed with bands such as Angus and Julia Stone, Charles Jenkins (Icecream Hands), Dappled Cities Fly, The Panda Band, Schvendes, Faith in Plastics, the Autumn Isles and Institut Polaire.

Early years[edit]

From 2003 to 2005, Superengine had only a demo recording and live shows to showcase their talent. Even so, the demo was played substantially on local radio stations, especially RTRFM, amongst others. Superengine performed at RTRFM's 'In the Pines' event in 2005 to critical acclaim.[1]

... A spin off of cutesy soul / funk / etc band Mr Tickle, Superengine are true to their past, but with a more Motown-flavoured addition to the already successful mix. Upbeat, major key funk is always going to have a 'party' vibe to it and to say how big the market is for this stuff in WA (Freo especially) Superengine's fanbase is already out there waiting for them.


The debut EP "Triangulation[2][3][4] (Independent/MGM Distribution - recorded at Studio Couch and produced by Shaun O'Callaghan) was released in November 2005 to a healthy dose of local airplay in Perth, Western Australia, and a smattering of playings on Triple J and the east coast of Australia. Triangulation as an EP opened the door to many gigs and a new focus on releasing a full length album. It "features two remixes by Perth sound-smiths Chrism and Fenris".[5]

Intermittent Lies[edit]

Released as a single in May 2007, "Intermittent Lies" received local and national airplay in Perth and Australia including RTRFM and Triple J. Zan Rowe's 'Morning's with Zan' on Triple J chose "Intermittent Lies" as the 'Catch of the Day'.

"The western state keeps producing top notch pop, from the likes of The Panda Band and Institut Polaire (to name but two). New band on the scene Superengine have just released a great sunny single too, filled with harmony and light and a rollicking backbeat. "Intermittent Lies" is a good sign of things to come, and is my catch of the day today."[6]

"Intermittent Lies" was added to Triple J rotation only two weeks after its release.[7]

Shadows Meet[edit]

The product of nearly a year of studio time (November 2006 to July 2007) at Bold Park Recording studios in Leederville, Shadows Meet[8] was released at the end of August 2007 through QStik Records with MGM Distribution. Shadows Meet is Superengine's first full-length album.

2008 Australia Tour[edit]

Superengine recently completed an Australian tour in early April 2008 - briefly visiting Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Band members[edit]


  • Triangulation (EP) (November 2005)
  • "Intermittent Lies" (Single) (May 2007)
  • Shadows Meet (LP) (August 2007)


  1. ^ "In The Pines - Sommerville Auditorium, UWA, Sunday, April 10, 2005". XPress Magazine. 13 April 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-12. [dead link]
  2. ^ "SUPERENGINE - There's Three Sides To Every Story". XPress Magazine. 16 November 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-12. [dead link]
  3. ^ "DON'T TRIANGULATE THIS AT HOME". Propel Arts. 15 November 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-14. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Archived Australasian Releases - NOVEMBER 2005". ARIA. 15 November 2005. Archived from the original on 31 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-14. 
  5. ^ CD Information
  6. ^ "25/05/2007 Catch Of The Day: Superengine - Intermittent Lies". ABC / Triple J. 25 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-12. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Superengine - Intermittent Lies - J Play". J Play. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-14. 
  8. ^ "ARIA Archived Australasian Releases - SEPTEMBER 2007". ARIA. 28 March 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 

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