Back in 1999, there was a band in Meribel called Super U - they rocked the Ronnie, played with abandon and won much aclaim among the season workers and punters of the Three Valleys.
Fast forward 11 years and Super U, through several incarnations but still helmed by Matt Barr and Ewan Wallace, are breaking ground in the indie folk pop scene, crafting tunes that'll have you whistling into the summer and jangling to the infectious melodies.
See the band for yourself when they play a free gig at the Glad in London this Saturday (20th February), or check out their MySpace, FaceBook, Vimeo, Twitter or YouTube pages. Hell, if you like them that much, you can even buy their tracks straight from the iTunes Store. And, visit their website for the latest news.
Super U's recently released album, We Live In Bazakhstan, has been gathering as many rave reviews as Lady Gaga gains crazy outfits, with such nice words being said as:
"Erudite and eloquent revision of Mancunian swagger" GQ
"Finesse in abundance. Their simple pop sensibiliy seems to reach back to the Sixties and has bizarre echoes of the Monkees" Manchester Evening News
"Strong vocals, the reinvention of the flute and witty, tale-telling lyrics atop slick, literate music - where have this lot been hiding?" James Ellis, Metro
"Space cadet indie folk for stoners ... should be poncing about in chaffeur driven limos before the year is out" Front Magazine
"Something altogether more interesting. Idyllic summer pop with hints of Belle and Sebastian you’re going to hear more about" Brighton SOURCE.
"Incarnations are what emerging indie-folksters Super U do best - a little bit of Belle and Sebastian here, a touch of Camera Obscura’s pop genius there. Genuinely lovely" Sarah Walters, Manchester Evening News/City Life
"Lilting, cool melodies, songs of beauty that saunter and swagger, with gentle hooks and breezy vocals that cling to your brain like a superglued limpet" The Devil Has the Best Tuna Blogspot