WITH their new single, Sweat, ready to go…
I have been speaking with Super Paradise about it and whether there might be more material arriving down the tracks. The band discusses the reason behind moving from Milan to London – they reveal what they hope to achieve before the end of this year.
I ask where we can see them play and the new artists we should watch out for; how their latest single differs from their earliest material; the importance of being on stage and performing to the crowds – the guys each select a song to end the interview with.
Hi, guys. How are you? How has your week been?
Yeah. This week’s been good. Kind of busy. Getting things ready to release the single and get to Paris.
For those new to your music; can you introduce yourselves, please?
We are Super Paradise - we originated in Milan and are now based in London. We generally think of the music as ‘Dream-Garage’.
Can you tell me about your new track, Sweat? How did it come together? What is the story behind it?
It’s about this whole year in London; since we started playing together.
How do you think it differs from your earliest work? Do you find yourself adding new stuff with each track?
It takes a more frenetic direction. It’s our fastest song yet; it’s more raucous than the earlier stuff.
Is there more material coming? Are you working on an E.P. or album?
Yeah. We are recording an E.P. in September which should be out by the end of the year, hopefully.
You started life in Milan but are based in the U.K. What was the reason behind the move? Do you get the chance to go back to Milan?
The music scene in London is fresh and dynamic. Lots of venues. Lots of interesting bands. It’s perfect for us.
We hope to play in Milan soon; by the end of the year.
What do you hope to achieve before the end of 2018?
More gigs around the U.K. We want to play some shows up North, for sure - and also to release a new E.P.
How important is it being on stage and delivering your music? Is that the best part of making music?
Yeah. We really enjoy playing live. It’s often the best way to reach new audiences - and we seem to go down well.
If you could support any musician alive today, and choose your own rider, what would that entail?
Thee Oh Sees, Fat White Family; The Gories and My Bloody Valentine.
What advice would you give to new artists coming through?
We would be talking to ourselves…
Where can we see you play? Do you have any gigs approaching?
We’re playing in Paris this Friday at Super Sonic then we have our single launch party on Tuesday, 24th July at The Waiting Room in London. Then, we have a headline show at The Old Blue Last on 30th July.
IN THIS PHOTO: Coby Sey
Are there any new artists you recommend we check out?
Do you get much time to chill away from music? How do you unwind?
Books and films.
Finally, and for being good sports; you can each choose a song and I’ll play it here (not any of your music - I will do that).
Tom Waits - Going Out West
Parquet Courts - Total Football
The Gun Club - Mother of Earth
Thee Oh Sees - I Was Denied
Tommy James & the Shondells - I’m Alive
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