Superfood

Superfood... They won't reduce cholesterol but they're brilliant nonetheless

Showcase: Superfood

Published on July 19th, 2013 | Jonny Abrams

We fell head over heels in love Superfood’s thrillingly wonky, groovy-ass odd-pop – honestly, it’s like Beck meets Longpigs, it’s bloody brilliant – so we stuffed some pertinent questions into a cannon and fired it off in their general direction.

Remarkably, they took receipt and replied with the following; first, though, check out their winning sound…

How would you describe your music, if pushed?

At the moment when we’re writing we have like two styles: part of us wants to make hip-hop beats with vocals over and the other part wants to write Jeff Lynne mega jams. We need to find a happy medium.

Where are you based, and what do you use to record with?

Birmingham. Ryan’s laptop is used to record all the demos with a pair of NS-10s and a MOTU interface. We recorded “Superfood” at a studio in Stourbridge called Moochers through a desk that once belonged to Gary Barlow.

Are you signed to a label? If so, how did you come to their attention?

No we’re not signed yet.

Is there a full album in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it? (Feel free to be as abstract as you like…)

Well we haven’t started recording anything yet but I guess we started working on the album the first time we got together and wrote a song. We don’t want to spoil it or give anything away but me and Ryan have massive ideas for the album.

We want it to be special, not just a standard guitar, drums and bass deal because at the end of the day, why not? I hope it turns out to be as good as we make it sound when were shouting in each others ears trashed.

Where can we hear your music online?

www.soundcloud.com/superfood

Which have been your most exciting gigs and/or overall moments so far?

Last night was pretty funny. There was a busker who had literally just found his spot as us and Peace piled out of this weird shot bar. He pulled his guitar out the case and we all stood for a second and then the first chord struck… “Step inside the eye of your mind”

We all went nuts throwing shoes, wallets, phones into his collection box. Some of us may have ended up naked singing Oasis to the people of Dublin. The best show of the year was definitely our first headline show in Birmingham. It was nuts, people were literally hanging from the rafters of the ceiling. It was so weird to have that kind of reaction just 250 days from our first gig at the same venue supporting Peace.

Got any more coming up? (Gigs, that is…)

We have some festivals coming up over the summer like Latitude, Wilderness and Tramlines. Hopefully we’re going to have some more of our own dates in September.

Are there any obscure and/or up-and-coming acts that you’d like to recommend or give a shout-out to?

He’s already massive but we are all listening to Jagwar Ma’s album, listen to it if you haven’t already.

Finally, if you were forced to spend the rest of your days in solitary confinement, but were allowed to bring the entire works of five different artists along to tide you over, whose would you choose?

The Beatles (inc. solo albums)
ELO
Lightspeed Champion
Nirvana
Spice Girls

Superfood, thank you.

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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.