Birmingham/London based post punk/alt/shoegaze band Supercaan have released their new single “Zoetrope” alongside an accompanying music video.
The track features on their forthcoming album ‘A Tiger Walks The Streets‘ (TBA). Get it here.
Speaking about it, they say:
“Techno flavoured post punk – ‘Zoetrope’ is a sharp observation on the double standards of the people in the top echelons of society who “get to set the rules” but “play by different rules”. A track built “brick by brick”, with each band member recording their parts remotely, Six By Seven’s lead singer and the band’s “hero” Chris Olley adds another dimension to ‘Zoetrope’ in a remixed version of the song.”
Watch the Simon Peecock-directed video below.
More About Supercaan:
The independent band – based in London, Birmingham, North Shields and Denbighshire, Wales – is made up of Greg Milner (vocals), Tom Whitfield (lyrics), Stuart White (drums), Justin Januszewski (bass) and Ralph Frost (guitar). Originally starting out as a trio in 2003 with Greg, Tom and another close friend who all met at university, it wasn’t until 2013 when Supercaan formed as we know it today.
It all started with an email Greg sent to Tom following an 2 year band hiatus: “I want to write an album. I don’t know how I’m going to do it, I don’t know who’s going to do it, but that’s what I want to do.”
That was the start of Supercaan, a band name inspired by provocative British author J.G. Ballard’s dark thriller ‘Super-Cannes’. Taking inspiration from groups like Canadian indie collective Broken Social Scene as well as late ‘90s Nottingham rockers Six By Seven, Supercaan refined their ambitious sound to one that pairs anthemic indie-rock and soaring electronic landscapes, strewn with bubbling, nostalgic synths.