SuperLiteBike has come a long way since their initial alias as A Pocketful of Deng nearly ten years ago. The members found each other in Austin, Texas and after the name change; continued to collaborate their artistic efforts through who is now lead singer Patrick Husband, lead guitarist Travis Larrew, bassist Jackson Ellis, and drummer Rob Edmiston. The band has yet to release any new recordings since their first EP, Away We Go, dropped in 2010, but they mention an upcoming album in the making.
SuperLiteBike is all about creating an entertaining experience for their audiences during live shows. “When I see a show I want to dance and I want to feel it,” Ellis said. “So we always try to get people moving and make sure everyone is having a great time.” Lead singer Patrick Husband makes it a point to keep up the intensity on the stage. “It’s important to make eye contact with the audience and make them feel what you’re doing on stage. Patrick always has a crazy stare in his eyes while he moves around and shakes and then stares again at someone in the audience,” Ellis said.
Aside from shaking things up on stage, SuperLiteBike’s unique song writing techniques set them apart from the rest. Their writing process revolves around collaborative jam sessions and spontaneous lyrical ideas of their lead singer. “Lyrics come from what I think I hear myself say while we are jamming ‘cause it seems to make sense,” Husband said. “I’ll go back and listen and try to come up with something that fits a certain tone of what were about and.” Though SuperLiteBike does not give their sound an official label, Ellis said the band has a sort of melodic indie rock sound. Each member incorporates their individual influences into the writing process, including country and classical sounds, but are collectively influenced by Radiohead and the Beatles.
It has been years since SuperLiteBike has made an appearance in the San Marcos music scene, but they are set to hit the stage at Taxi’s Piano Bar on April 28th during MR Fest. They are also scheduled to play shows at Beauty Ballroom and ND @ 501 Studios in May.