Superdamned is the project of London based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wilson. Having previously played and toured all over the UK and Europe in various bands as a drummer, guitarist and session keyboardist, this led him to perform at prestigious venues such as Glastonbury (John Peel Stage), Isle of Wight (Main Stage), Reading and Leeds festivals as well as the Royal Festival Hall and London Koko. After stepping back from session playing to focus on his own songs, he finally recorded an album's worth of original material (entitled 'First Blood' due in later 2022) performing all vocals and instruments himself including guitars, drums, bass and keyboards.
Always intended to be a live 3 piece band as opposed to a solo artist, Superdamned's songs are finally seeing the light of day having recently been mastered at Metropolis Studios, London by Matt Colton (Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys, Manic Street Preachers). Musical influences include Queens of The Stone Age, Placebo, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Muse, Nine Inch Nails as well as the grunge and punk rock genres, often combined with the darker musical sensibilities of bands such as The Cure and Depeche Mode.
'Waiting For The Night' was the band's debut single released in December 2021, and is a straight up melodic punk rock song in a minor key with a heavy groove breakdown and solo. The lyrical themes of the song range from the paranoia of the constant surveillance society, AI, to the fear for a loved one's safety at night. The 2nd verse depicts more of a dystopian dream state with each line meant to be taken as individual word paintings on their own merit, as opposed to being connected to a larger concept or theme.
The second single 'Finally' is due for release on 13th May 2022, described as a dark, energetic love song about obsession and delusion...with a sting in the tale. The song's riff is heavily influenced by 'Policy of Truth' by Depeche Mode and 'Guns of Brixton' by The Clash and features a music video shot directed by Duncan Catterall of DC Music Videos.