As music lovers, we thrive from scouting the best talent from around the globe. This week we take you to France, (where we’ve discovered the likes of Polycool, Asakura and Mezzanine), to introduce you to Parisian electro-pop outfit, ‘Superjava’. And it makes total sense to have a name that part translates to ‘living it up’ as their funky French grooves definitely have us on our toes.
The band formed with the meeting of Archi (bass and lead vocal) and Alex (guitar and backing vocal) at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2015 after spending their childhood on Java Island in Jakarta (another reason behind their name choice) and Lima, Peru. Superjava really took off a year later when the pair were joined in Paris by Arnaud and his retro synths and Antonin’s rhythms.
Despite being a fairly new band, Superjava already boast six singles and two EPs. Their debut funk indie track All in All (imagine if Phoenix, Justice and Foster The People had a lovechild,) has over a million listens on Spotify and has featured on an advert for Citroen C4 Cactus. With over 14,000 monthly listeners and over 2,500 followers on Spotify, this band is already making waves.
They released their new single Crazy Times last month, with a fun music video documenting their antics in Shanghai. It’s a feel good disco track with an Toploader-esque groove. You can also find it on our Spinnup Presents playlist! The track is a preview of their upcoming EP ‘Sunrise’ due to be released this September.
The band has just finished up their China Summer tour, but we’re hoping they have more shows lined up soon.