"Superbugger dropped out the side of New Zealand 'supergroup' The Stumps after bass player Stephen 'seht' Clover injured his back and was unable to make band practices. James (Kirk- Black Boned Angel/Sandoz Lab Technicians) and Antony (Milton- Nether Dawn/Mrtyu) decided to get together for a practice anyway and something miraculous happened after Antony discovered that with the discreet use of a home-made bass enhancer pedal he was able to play super heavy bass lines on guitar simultaneously with high end squall. (Needless to say a ridiculously large loud amp was also a key component..)
Another difference with The Stumps is that Superbugger is far more riff oriented than the drone-rock- in fact its perhaps as much a ultra-distorted heavy psychedelic boogie rockband as anything. Also the 'songs' - the pieces with words- sound far more formulated, which is weird because they were spontaneous improvisations as well.. James's drumming provides all the punctuation and is as stunning as usual.
Listening back to a shoddy recording of this practice room jam James and Antony were astounded at how good it sounded and decided that rather than a depleted Stumps they actually had a whole new band. With Antony having recently picked up a 'superbug' infection whilst in hospital it was deemed appropriate to name this duo Superbugger."