How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?
We started as a super-group that came together to play Glastonbury… It just about worked and then we dropped the ‘super’ part and we became just a group. We chose our name by locking ourselves in a room till we came up with something we all agreed on. The name has a nice ring to it and we like the imagery it conjures up.
How would you describe your music?
Energy and fun. A good blend of big house and tropical beats, heavy synths and angular guitars. In your face indie disco with a big chunk of heart.
What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?
We’ve spent the last few years identifying our sound and establishing ourselves on the live circuit in London. We’ve thrown in a few demo recordings but only really started hooking up with a producer this year when we recorded our debut single Accolade. The single is finally coming out at the beginning of September and we’ll take our show round the country before going again with our follow up.
If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?
Beth Gibbons of Portishead. We saw her headline Glastonbury this summer and her voice was as beautiful and mesmeric as ever. Dummy came out when we all started to really appreciate music and became a seminal record in our lives. It wouldn’t feel a day out of place if it came out yesterday.
What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?
If we were stuck together on an island it wouldn’t be a pretty sight. Bill Wither’s Live in Carnegie Hall from 1973 would be the perfect record to keep us chilled and smiling all day long and the stories his songs tell connect on every level. That and Now That’s What I Call Music vol. 15.