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Ones To Watch: Superorganism

All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch: seven must-see artists at SXSW 2018. Photo by Jordan Hughes.

You’d think a band with eight members living on three different continents wouldn’t really work out. But Superorganism does things a little differently. They write songs via email, a process that the teenage singer Orono says comes pretty easily.

“It’s just the way we communicated growing up to friends, and so it felt very natural for us, and I think it worked out quite well.”

Seven of the band members now live together in one London house, and that’s sped up the creative process for Superorganism. The group’s self-titled debut pulls from dozens of musical eras to create a sound that’s, simply, fun.

Listen to the feature below, hosted by Jody Denberg and produced by Art Levy, with engineering assistance from David Alvarez. Catch Superorganism at NPR Music’s Showcase at Stubb’s on Wednesday, March 14.