Here is Superhand‘s last piece for this project as part of their residency here at Wales Arts Review, featuring their track, Poor Man’s Game. Superhand is a freak-blues music group based in Cardiff, South Wales, and one of the chosen artists to take part in Wales Arts Review’s most recent series, Artists in Residence. Throughout 2017 these artists will take a leading creative role in what Wales Arts Review publishes, centring their skills on a challenging project over the course of a month. We were inundated with applications, receiving hundreds of emails about the positions, and it was no easy task whittling down all that talent to this final eleven. Our team of six editors debated long into the night, and in the end, we decided on a collection of people who we most want to work with, and whose work excites us. We think you will be excited by them too.
We have really enjoyed this whole creative process and it’s been fantastic to have the pressure to create work. It’s great to do something that’s instant, and not necessarily perfect. It’s fantastic to be liberated from the conventions of songs and structure and album song lengths.
“Poor Mans Game” is me simply singing about the massive inequality within our country right now. I feel so frustrated and angry about it. One of the things I find very difficult to deal with is the arrogance of privilege.
The other piece of music “Devil works it” is a song we have, that is a work in progress. It’s been developing for some time, and we had some great development there. So hopefully it will be finished and on our 2nd album-
Thank you very much to Wales Arts Review for having us :)
You can now listen to all of Superhand‘s compositions for their June residency with Wales Arts Review here.