Super FU – Imago
The sun drenched sounds of Super FU return with more images of hazy boat trips into the sun and beyond. Their second E.P. takes two original tracks from their brilliant self-titled debut album on Paper Wave as well as a damn fine set of remixes.
Moonlovers is pure Balearic street soul (if that’s a thing) so think Sade with added Aperol Spritz and better weed. There’s an enchanting vocal from Sarah, all wrapped around dreamy percussion, synths and guitars by Rich and Paul. Stunning stuff!
Super OK (originally the name of the group fact fans) is the one to make chug heads go weak at the knees. It’s got serious telecaster action with added acid and hypnotic synths galore. Imagine if Pink Floyd holidayed in Ibiza back in the late 80s and you’re halfway there.
The remixes are ridiculously good with Ruf Dug tackling Moonlovers and going murky deep to create an almost Compass Point style after-hours version.
Sticking with the Mancunion firm, Sarah Bates takes on Super Ok and strips it back to the bare bones with her dubby ALFOS aimed take, ramping up the smoky hypnotising vibes to create the perfect sunset track.
Jorja Chalmers takes a break from playing in a band for some bloke called Bryan Ferry to remix Moonlovers and creates a cinematic chug fest that sounds like it’s from a lost John Carpenter flick. It’s easy to hear why she has found a home with two albums on Italians Do It Better.