su­per­cub

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01 Su­per­cub is a singer­song­writer from the Wir­ral who spe­cialises in “quirky, quotable” elec­tro-pop songs with “big an­themic cho­ruses”.

02 Ob­vi­ously he’s not called Su­per­cub on his birth cer­tifi­cate. “But I have quite a bor­ing real name that makes me sound like a vicar or a civil ser­vant. Su­per­cub is catchy and exciting and puts you in mind of a hairy ho­mo­sex­ual with a lit­tle more to love. Which is me.”

03 His bril­liant new sin­gle All Kinds of Amaz­ing has a cute an­i­mated video packed with camp pop cul­ture ref­er­ences. Cher and Bette Mi­dler pop up in the same frame, which is pretty much the dream, right?

04 Su­per­cub says the song it­self is a “barn­storm­ing breakup an­them” in­spired by a guy he split from a cou­ple of years ago and couldn’t quite shake off.

05 “Lit­er­ally he’d be pop­ping up every­where – in the veg­etable aisle at the su­per­mar­ket, in the show­ers at the gym. So maybe he’s not so much the one who got away, as the one who wouldn’t go away.”

06 Ran­domly, the guy in ques­tion added Su­per­cub on Face­book the other day, but he hasn’t re­alised the song is about him yet.

07 Is it best to keep in the dark? “Yeah, the dark’s prob­a­bly the best place for him.”

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