It has been a good week for my band Supersmall. As mentioned earlier, getting a positive response from Neil Finn regarding Silent Moon was something I found personally very gratifying. Definitely a high point thus far.

We also got a really positive review from Indie-Music Magazine recently. It is the longest running (since 1996) website and magazine that covers independent music. They’ve followed us from the very beginning and it was great to get such a great review from folks that really get our music. You can read the review HERE.

“Schiller and Dempsey are one of those rare duos that captures two perfectly matched counterparts bringing out the best in each other. The strength of the songwriting and lyricism is almost a bonus; their individual performances are so charismatic and seamless that it’s easy to get lost and swept up in Silent Moon. It is hopeful, romantic, and timeless.”



Queens Scene Magazine gave some love for Supersmall’s Silent Moon recently. as part of their section Tunes & Taverns. Click here for the full article or just read our part below 😉

Colin Dempsey is an Irish-born singer/songwriter that lives in Astoria. Colin’s music is under the moniker Supersmall and the latest release, Silent Moon is a beautiful blend of artists like Nick Drake, and Frank Turner. Poetic, fun, and folky. Colin is not alone in his endeavors as Supersmall as he’s joined by the wonderfully talented drummer Daniela Schiller. The two musicians together bring an eclectic world perspective that translates to a wonderful harmonious arrangement that is their debut LP, Silent Moon. The group has been acclaimed in publications like and the deli magazine. This is a group you are going to want to keep an eye out for.

Anybody who is even somewhat aware of me will already know that my favorite songwriter is New Zealand musician Neil Finn. For some reason I decided to send him a link to our latest record and debut album Silent Moon. It was a long shot but he had responded to me once before a very long time ago regarding a question about his favorite type of wine. Brunello di Montalcino or Chateau Neuf De Pape apparently.


I forgot about it.

Then today he got back to me and said that he had listened to it and that he liked it.

He didn’t have too listen to it yet alone take the time to respond!

I contacted Daniela immediately and she was thrilled.

That’s it, nothing more to say. I’m so f*cking happy!

Neil Finn likes Silent Moon.

The End.

I found this poster online that was created by Pop & Obachan, one of the bands that shared the night with us last Wednesday at Pianos. They had to cancel but I thought it was pretty cool and wanted to share it. Go check out their music, damn fine also.


Colin Dempsey

I found this poster online that was created by Pop & Obachan, one of the bands that shared the night with us last Wednesday at Pianos. They had to cancel but I thought it was pretty cool and wanted to share it. Go check out their music, damn fine also.


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More kind words from AudioFuzz, this time about our single A Better Life. Click HERE to read the article.

“…Crisp guitars, horns, intimate vocals, what’s not to like?  Supersmall is composed of singer-songwriter, Colin Dempsey, and drummer, Daniela Schiller. Dempsey is an Irish writer and storyteller based in New York. He has performed his unique blend of indie-rock music in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and most recently, the US. Schiller is a musician, storyteller and Neuroscientist, who leads the Schiller Lab of Affective Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  As I said, comparisons to Neutral Milk Hotel and the Mountain Goats are not out of the question, but the production is never cluttered, but is crisp as an autumn day in New England.  This is a great band that is on its way to big things.  I’m hitching my wagon to their star.” – AudioFuzz


Overachievers they may be, but if “A Better Life” is any indication, here’s hoping this is the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship for Supersmall.

Elmore Magazine had the exclusive on our track “A Better Life” from our upcoming album Silent Moon. Album release date has been set for January 22nd, 2016.

Click HERE to read the article and hear the song.

We done it! With Ross Otto joining us on bass, we played our new album along with some old tunes to a full house at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3. We worked really hard on this record and pushed ourselves a little out of our comfort zone to achieve something very different from the first that we are utterly proud of. We gave ourselves two years to do it, and we finished pretty close to the finish line. You need to do this when you have other commitments (day jobs, babies, other band commitments, lives in general). I remember writing the last two lines to A Better Life in my car in the studio car lot the day we recorded it. Tom, our producer jokes about how highly strung I was during some of the recording. I was. Two songs, Siren and Riot were finished in the studio while Take A Day Off was plucked from a solo record I was working on at a different studio. Anyway, now it’s finished. Although we physically gave away the album to everyone who attended, the digital release will be sometime in the new year. Thanks again to all who came out to see our show, as we begin promoting this one we have already begun writing the next. And so the cycle continues, the musical adventures continue…

All photos taken by the talented Thomas Pryor

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Supersmall invites you to enter the world of Silent Moon, their debut album after the successful 2013 release of EP, This Other World.
Supersmall Album Release Party
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-4155
Monday, September 28th, 7pm.
Tickets: $10 and includes album.
A little older, a little bit more experimental, the album takes you through a daydream-like stretch of jazzy melodies, retro-rock and songs sung out to sea. A truly original sound inspired by artists such as Neil Finn and Pink Floyd, there is a sophisticated balance of poetic lyrics that span religion to untraditional love songs, honest vocals and intricate guitar—all amidst an ethereal atmosphere of keyboards, strings and trumpet.
Click on the Soundcloud link below to stream the single A Better Life off the new album: