Are We Superheroes? debut single on Real World X

Are We Superheroes? have released their debut single ‘Fast Forward’ on Real World X.

Combining disparate musical histories that encompass work in the soundsystem collective Spiral Tribe, Drum Club, Brassy, DJing, music supervision and production duties with Drang, Are We Superheroes? is the new collaborative project of Lol Hammond, Stefan Gordon and Karen Frost.

Taking their name from a line in the 1971 Nicolas Roeg film Walkabout, the band are drawn to the ideas of disorientation, estrangement and the ‘mystery of communication’ which run a thread throughout the film and are explored in their new single ‘Fast Forward.’

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‘Fast Forward’ draws on the band’s wide-ranging musical influences and references, with acid house and techno sounds meeting new wave bass and drums layered with a glacial vocal. Lyrically, the song’s themes are of desire and alienation in an unforgiving environment, what Sylvia Plath called the ‘vast power of cold, snow, stars and blackness… against a small violent spark of will’.

A mutant drum and bass remix of Fast Forward is also available, courtesy of electronic music pioneer and DJ, Duncan Forbes (Spooky).

Are We Superheroes? Photo: York Tillyer
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    Are We Superheroes?

    Released 16 September 2022

    Combining disparate musical histories that encompass work in the soundsystem collective Spiral Tribe, Drum Club, Brassy, DJing, music supervision and production duties with Drang, Are We Superheroes? is the new collaborative project of Lol Hammond, Stefan Gordon and Karen Frost.

By Online Editor

Published on Fri, 16 September 22

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