Sarah J Stanley / HQFU

HQFU is the electro alias of Glasgow-based artist Sarah J Stanley. Having toured the Scottish folk circuit for a number of years, she has now focussed her talents on production.

Stanley describes her current work as “A mix of high BPM, fun, dirty and dark electro sounds. There is, as always a lot of sadness and sounds made from the spoils of my darkest places, in lieu of having anything else to do with those moments, I have to believe there is an authenticity to my music because I really give a shit about making it and I hope that comes across.”

Channelling her folk music’s beauteous side, HQFU is fuelled by a spitball of irrepressible hardcore energy. She uses multi-instrumental talents to make maximalistic, gutsy, yet sincere electronica.