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 this new single ‘Fast Forward.’
‘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).
released September 16, 2022
Track 1 written by Lol Hammond / Stefan Gordon / Karen Frost. Published by Notting Hill Music / Copyright Control / Copyright Control
Track 2 written by Lol Hammond / Stefan Gordon / Karen Frost / Duncan Forbes . Published by Notting Hill Music / Copyright Control / Copyright Control / Notting Hill Music
P&C 2022 Are We Superheroes?, under license to Real World Records Ltd