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INTERVIEW: Superglu.

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

We have been good thanks !! It’s been a brilliant year for us already !!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Weekend”?

Yes !! It’s our favourite song to play live… It has a guitar solo in it. What more could you want in two thousand and sixteen !?

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

It was the morning after our first gig when we realised everything we had been working on was finally coming into place. Alex wrote the first verse about the happiness we had experienced the night before then a few hours later Ben Brown wrote the following verses when the hang over was just about kicking in !!

How was the film experience?

It was fun being able to document our first tour and to have it saved as a memory. Perhaps in years to come we can look back on it and remember what an absolutely great time we all had – that’s if we aren’t still gigging !! It was also really awesome working with Keita (Krista’s sister) who edited the video for us, she had a really good understanding of how we wanted to put it together and had loads of fun laughing at the out-take footage !!

The single comes off your new EP Horse – what’s the story behind the title?

We wanted to find a name that embodied how we think the EP sounds. Taught, muscular, smooth, fast, and agile. 

How was the recording and writing process?

Recording the EP was really fun. It was great discovering what we sounded like! George Perks was amazingly receptive to some of our stranger ideas, he was always up for experimenting and we had lots of laughs mucking about with tape echoes and creating feedback loops in the control room. 

We ate lots of Doritos and Jason Whittaker often turned up at some point with a box of Carlsberg or similar.

What was it like to work with David Pye and George Perks? How did those relationships develop?

We first met George through the Bury St Edmunds music scene. We fell in love with his beautiful eyes, long brown hair and hot lips.

David was Georges’ sensei he recorded the new Dingus Khan record so it seemed like an obvious move to make.

Both relationships have blossomed into something very special indeed.

How much did George get to influence the EP?

A fair bit. Knowing when to stop is always important. As is not knowing. Knowing when not to know so on and so forth.

Would you call this a departure or follow up from your previous work?

Seeing as it follows the release of our debut seven inch single I’d have to say it’s a follow-up.

What aspects of noise did you get to explore with this album?

We experimented with recording to tape, sampling drum beats, fuzzed out feedback loops, big vocal harmonies, Ben Ward shook an egg filled with grain, lots of hand clapping in a circle…

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Most stuff is just a regurgitation of day-to-day experiences and/or feelings mixed with imagination. 

Melody wise they kind of just fall out of the brain – if we’re quick and alert enough we sometimes manage to reign them in and bash them into songs. If not.. it’s kinda like a ‘it was this big.. honest!’ situtaion. (insert picture of big fish)

Any plans to hit the road?

We’re currently recording our new EP. So when that’s done and dusted we’ll be out on tour again for sure.

What else is happening next in Superglu’s world?

We’re playing on the Alcove Stage at this years Latitude festival – Sunday. Also looking forward to having a crack at the artwork for the next single. I need to get a spare guitar – if anyone has one going cheap, let us know.

SuperGlu play DIY Presents on The Alcove Stage @ Latitude festival, Sunday July 17.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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