When they first emerged, Superfood were almost self-contained by others in a half-grunge, half-Britpop bubble (that’s before even bringing B-town into the equation). As it turns out, they don’t just dose up on Blur. Their early demos were made from a hip-hop beats sample package, and on their debut album they’re promising elements of ‘Odelay’-era Beck to creep into the system.
The best way to get to know the depths of a band’s taste? Get them to make a playlist. These guys have been on the road a lot this year. A tour with Wolf Alice and Gengahr saw them roaming round the UK for a whole month in a brilliant triple-bill. When they’re tucked into their van, the playlist is pretty diverse. We allowed Dom Ganderton to give us a run-through of the tracks. Listen to the playlist here.
“We started off with hip-hop, which has been in the van a lot. Especially Cypress Hill. We go through Wu-Tang, some Beck, and then a really top Cornershop song. Black Moth Super Rainbow - we’ve only heard of them recently even though it’s an album that came out in 2007. Throughout the whole of this album they use a really weird flute sound. Then there’s the new Caribou track, ‘Can’t Do Without You’. We liven up the party a bit with a big old funk tune from Zapp. The Queens of the Stone Age track is a curveball, a wildcard. That’s Carl’s choice. ‘Wake Up and Make Love With Me’ is the best Ian Dury song. Then it’s about going home with two massive tracks. It’s lights on, everyone walking out the door. That sums up what we’re listening to at the moment; all 70s rock and some 90s hip-hop.”
Listen to Superfood’s superplaylist in full via the DIY Spotify. Tracklist below.
1. Cypress Hill - When the Shit Goes Down
2. Wu-Tang Clan - Clan In Da Front
3. Beck - Where It’s At
4. Cornershop - Topknot
5. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Sun Lips
6. Caribou - Can’t Do Without you
7. Zapp - More Bounce to the Ounce
8. Queens of the Stone Age - Song For The Dead
9. Ian Dury - Wake Up And Make Love With Me
10. Electric Light Orchestra - Telephone Line
11. Mott the Hopple - All the Young Dudes
Superfood play free DIY Presents London gigs at The Social (22nd July) and The Old Blue Last (31st July). For everything Superfood, head to our DIY hub devoted to the band. We’re giving out very limited poster ‘zines at the free shows - turn up early to get a copy.