SuperGlu might have formed in the UK’s smallest town Manningtree, but they’ve got big ideas and an anthemic punk pop sound to make up for it.

Consisting of brothers Benjamin and Alex Brown on guitar, Krista Lynch on bass and Ben Ward on drums, their sound runs through with an ecstatic energy, as evidenced on latest single ‘Welcome Home’, due for release on the 28th July via Communion’s Singles Club.

We caught up with drummer and guitarist Ben Ward and Ben Brown to find out a little more ahead of their next gig at the Islington on the 27th July.

Three words to describe our music…
Ben Ward (Drums): Fun. Fast. Fat.

Ben Brown (Guitar): Hot Hard Heat.

Favourite ever film…
BW: Star Wars : Empire Strikes Back. That’s my default response. I love Yoda. He’s a really good guy.

BB: Homeward Bound.

The most famous person I’ve met…
BW: Pete Doherty maybe? He was very famous at the time, or infamous I guess. I was at the press launch for Latitude a few weeks ago and made chums with Ben from Mumford and Sons. He owns the label that put out our last single so maybe he felt like he had to be nice. He was bloody nice

BB: Definitely Keith Chegwin.

The best venue we’ve played…
BW: We recently played an arena in Aberdeen with The Stranglers, that was quite good. The stages we have performed on at festivals like Reading and Latitude are always great, real good team of people to help you with literally everything. I can’t help but feel like Colchester Arts Centre will always be really special; it’s set in a beautiful church, the gigantic ceiling brings in an amazing ambience to the acoustics. It sounds phenomenal. We all went to sixth form in Colchester so that was the venue where we went to see proper bands, it still feels exciting playing there.

BB: Yeah Colchester Arts Centre.

The strangest job I’ve ever had…
BW: I worked in a place called Purple Dragon. It was fucking odd. Basically a woman had an idea to make an exclusive club (think soho house or whatever) for children. It costs an excruciating amount to enrol your kids. These are some of The richest children in the world. Saudi royals and Harper Beckham rich. Kanye West came in once with North, I picked up plastic food around his feet while he sat in a Wendy house kitchen with his mother in law. I felt like a peasant.

BB: I was Pheasant egg collector. Not a peasant egg collector though, big difference.

My favourite meal to cook…
BB: Boiled pheasant egg.

BW: For breakfast.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
BW: …awesome.

BB: …a SuperGlu tribute act

My favourite word…
BW: sorry.

BB: Carbuncle.

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be…
BW: Being able to fly would obviously be awesome. Breathing under water also would be dope. Don’t really need anything weapon related but the iron man suit would be real cool. Everyone would respect me loads for having such a sophisticated machine. I guess Tony Starks superpower is having tons of cash.

BB: I’d go back in time and make everything alright.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
BB: Inside a pheasant egg.

BW: There is a place near my house called SeaLand. It’s an abandoned oil rig off the coast of Felixstowe, a man bought it and through what I imagine to be an extremely lengthy process he has gotten it recognised as its own country. There’s like a handful of people that live on it but it has its own currency (no idea what the exchange rates would possibly be or even if sealand has any shops) and flag. I think it would be a fun place to venture out to and play a show. Hopefully I could become their king.

I think you should listen to…
SuperGlu.

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
SuperGlu.

SuperGlu play the Islington on 27th July.