On their first LP away from indie Moshi Moshi, Slow Club are now packing a string section and perky brass army, some heavy heartache and, in Colin Elliot, a producer that made his name working with the North’s king of sweeping orchestral sound and greaser-blues, Richard Hawley.It’s a tack that brings with it varying degrees of success.A support slot with US band Tilly And The Wall brought them to the attention of Moshi Moshi Records who released their debut album Yeah So in 2009.Initially categorized as “anti-folk” the album proved there was so much more to the band and their sound - sweet harmonious hooks, rockabilly beats and exuberant yelps and yips, all held together by some breath-taking harmonizing.With an end-of-the-pier synth whirling away in the background, ‘The Pieces’ emulates the poppier edges of former labelmates Metronomy’s found-object funk and the title track is saturated with deviant disco menace, like an evil ABBA.‘Dependable People And The Things That I’m Sure Of’ then sees Rebecca woozily emoting over soft, shuffling drums and the faintest hint of violins.
As far as adorable rock duos go, they just might be Britain’s answer to the White Stripes.
To go with the bigger-sounding songs Charles and Rebecca added a bass player and drummer to their live set-up and once again hit the road, evolving over a year of touring into one of the most exciting bands playing live at the time.
In 2014 the endlessly innovating duo changed tack again and harnessed this new-found live confidence to produce their most ambitious and complete record yet - Complete Surrender.
My boyfriend and I have been going out for about three months now.
We’ve already had sex and I think we took it way too fast.