They have a new tour coming this Autumn.
You can't go wrong with a bit of 90s-influenced grunge which is why we love Midlands four-piece Superego right now. This year they released a new single entitled Loose, and we can expect more of that in the coming months. Plus, make sure you check them out when they hit the road this Autumn for a new tour.
For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?
Hmmmm, well it's kinda alternative, grunge, indie. I guess. though loads of people like to tag us with the 'shoe gaze' description, and I'm ok with that haha.
What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?
Just getting music out there without any representation. It's all good getting songs on these streaming platforms, but it'd be nice to have someone chucking us on some playlists and shoving us out on the road! But that's all to come hopefully!
How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?
Music is incredibly difficult, it's always been difficult to monetise the arts, and to try and make a name for yourself whilst not earning anything from it is bloody tough. Everyone's got side jobs and to be honest they're just a boring distraction, but a financial necessity.
How important is it for you to have creative control over the work you produce?
Well it's kinda the most important thing, to be creatively in charge of your own output. Having said that, we're always open to the opinions of others, particularly when it comes to those we work with on the production and mixing side of things. We've had a few songs drastically improved by the input of those we rope in for post production, and it's been a great experience every time.
Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?
I suppose I mainly draw influence from social issues, and how I personally cope with them. We seem to be going through some massive changes, particularly political and technological, which provides some serious issues of morality. And I'm incredibly intrigued by philosophies of morality and human behaviour. So there's a wealth of material to draw from! But then, of course, we have our musical influences, which for me, in terms of this project, are always Radiohead / Jeff Buckley / Nirvana and Elliott Smith.
If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose and why?
Ooooof, that's a toughy. Erm, I guess it's too obvious to say Johnny Greenwood, right? I'd love to work with Ruban Nielson, from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, I think he's a clever dude with some great production ideas. I'd really like to collaborate with Davey from Boy Azooga, I reckon we could do some cool stuff. I'd also love to get Marika Hackman to sing on some of me tracks, that'd be cool.
Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.
Well we are actually the best band in the world, just not many people know it.
Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?
We just wanna get to the point where we can sustain ourselves through playing music, and can be regularly touring and playing festivals. Hopefully that day will come!
Where do you hope to be this time next year?
Touring! We'd love to be on the road, working an album, and playing festivals wherever we can!
What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?
Well, we're releasing 3 tracks pretty sharpish in the coming months. Then we're hopefully gonna be touring in the autumn and working on some more releases.
In one of the tiniest theatres, on one of the smallest stages, and playing to a diminutive audience, the petite Amy Odell played a tremendous gig...
Live Through This was released on this day (April 12) in 1994.