Supergroup announce their debut single with Speed Wunderground release
Who doesn’t love a supergroup? What better way to get the creative juices flowing and shake things up a bit than teaming up with like-minded people and doing something different. Do it well and no one can tell, do it wrong and it feels like a solo project. Sadly however for every Grubs, there is another The Arcs. No Warpaint’s Theresa Wayman, All We Are’s Guro Gikling and Sarah Jones, session drummer for Hot Chip and Yeasayer have teamed up to create BOSS, and Dan Carey is at the helm. What could be better, eh?
Formed last year when Carey asked them all to pop round to his studio for a jam. After 15 hours of boozing and playing, not much was useable apart from a short loop. Now that loops has become debut single I’m Down with That. Recorded at Carey’s studio using the Speedy’s 10 Point Plan, it’s another name on his already impressive roster. But what about the song itself I can hear you asking? A funky dubby beat and bassline keep the song progressing, while a jaunty guitar line fills in the gaps while Wayman’s vocals drift and float above it all, like fog in a field on a cold morning. It could be the strongest Speedy release since Kate Tempest and Loyle Carner team up on Guts (SW09).
The B-Side is another slice of Carey dub majesty. In the wider scope of Speedy Wunderground dub B-Sides, this is the strongest one yet and when you play both tracks back to back, like a demented mantra, you can’t tell where one starts and the other ends. In fact this is the best way to listen to the song, as you slowly realise that there is more going on than originally thought. The interplay between Wayman, Gikling, Jones and Carey suggests this wasn’t just a bunch of people messing about in a studio. There is real purpose to the music and the free form/train of Consciousness lyrics really get under your skin and into your psyche.
As usual there are only 250 copies, so you better get in quick. I’m Down with That is released on 27th November.