28/05/2012 - BMA review and photos from Canberra Launch
“You can tell they’ve been on the road a while promoting this beautiful, iridescent disc, as each song is delivered with a vicious tightness that hasn’t always been present in their live performances. This is what we know in the trade as ‘progress’ and it is good. The new songs are a progression too. Whilst still sticking to the band’s template enough to make tonight’s set a gratifyingly solid aural and visual treat, it’s hard to see the join between old and new, so committed are the band to tonight’s performance.
Super Best Friends have been hovering around the edges of greatness for a while now, peering at its hulk-like magnificence through the chicken wire fence that surrounds it without ever daring to suspect that anyone would hand them a pair of cutters. It’s not going too far to say that Handshake might just be the sharp, bladed implement they need to help them make the leap to the next level. On the evidence of tonight’s performance, they are ready to give it a red hot go.” - Scott Adams.
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