Alternative rock combo SUPER 73 return with a spanking new video single ‘Monkey See Monkey Do’, you can watch it right here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIqE_rYk7hY&feature=youtu.be . For an insight into the band, check out our chat with the guys:
What is the full band line-up, who plays what?
Mark Whinkless – Lead Vocal / Guitar
Rob Ellis – Bass / Guitar / Vocals
Adam Rousseau – Keyboards / Samples / Vocals
Drew Winfield – Drums / Lead Vocal.
How and when did the band form?
The original line up started in late 2012, but our current line-up has been in business since 2016.
Tell us anything interesting about your hometown?
We are from the home of great alternative music with Kasabian, our hometown challenged the mighty and won the premier league and we have a history of making great crisps
When and how did the band really start gelling and solidifying?
It’s really over the last year. We have been together a long time and released material before but now it feels right.
What are your musical influences?
Reuben, placebo, Taking Back Sunday, Death From Above 1979, The Ataris, The Weeknd
Where did the name of band come from?
Originally it was a bootlegged Hip-Hop mix tape
How far back does your history with each other (the band members) extend?
Individually we have known each other for over 15 years, playing in various bands on the scene.
Where have you played or toured?
We have been fortunate to play shows in many towns across the UK including, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Lincolnshire, Oxford, Stoke and many others. Along the way we have had the chance of supporting some great artists such as Fightstar, Attack! Attack!, Everclear, Arcane Roots, UK:ID, Sonic Boom Six, Mest and many others.
In your opinion, how is your band different from all the other bands out there?
We are a steam powered engine in a digital world, we are big, brash, loud and a very powerful live act. Our influences are so vast we can combine heavy elements and melodic elements, with sometimes ska/funk elements all within one track. Rather than a track being a track we want it to take the listener on a journey through various feelings and interpreted emotions. Every song has its own identity and soul.
If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how would you describe it?
Rather than describing the sound we would want them to feel it. To become involved in the vibrations of the sound and feel the music rather than just using a singular sense.
Do you have a tour on the horizon?
Yes, we will be touring in early June with dates to be announced very very very soon.
Where can we find your social media sites?