This review excerpt is shared courtesy of Sound of the Crowd
Superdivorce have changed a hell of a lot over the last year or so. Comparing their first album (2016's aggressive 'Wish Ya The Best') with their second ('Action Figures') they are barely recognisable as the same band.
Admittedly, they have slimmed down a little. Three of the four members of Ohio-based parent-band 'Sleep Star Ignition' founded Superdivorce (a name which was supposed to be temporary but eventually stuck) in 2015, but were unfortunately hit with 'a hefty dose of band-related turmoil' after releasing just one album. This left current members Nicholas Villars and Zachary Bender unsure of what to do next with their intriguingly-named outfit.
Fortunately for electronic music fans, they decided to change direction completely, turning their attention away from their rock roots and turning it towards the music they themselves love to listen to- synth pop and new wave.
The undeniably electronic sound of 'Action Figures' therefore, is something of an experiment- and in the most endearing of ways, sounds like it too. It's a self-described 'synth pop' adventure (for both the audience and the band themselves, one assumes) comparable, in a way, to the storyline of 1985 teen sci-fi film 'Weird Science'; two kids experimenting in their bedroom, beavering away to create something that satisfies their cravings. Whatever they may be...