Slow Club

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For the Austrian music project, see The Slow Club.
Slow Club
Slow Club 2012.jpg
Slow Club performing at Dockville festival, Germany, Hamburg 2012.
Background information
Origin Sheffield, England
Genres Indie pop
Folk rock
Years active 2006-present
Labels Moshi Moshi Records, Caroline International
Associated acts The Lonely Hearts
Website slowclubband.com
Members Charles Watson
Rebecca Taylor

Slow Club are an English duo formed in Sheffield in 2006. The band consists of multi-instrumentalists Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor, with Watson contributing piano, Taylor contributing drums, and both performing guitar and vocals.

History[edit]

The band released two 7" singles in 2007, "Because We're Dead" and "Me and You", on Moshi Moshi Records. On 1 September 2008, their first extended play, Let's Fall Back in Love, was released. A Christmas single, titled "Christmas TV", was released in December 2008.

Their debut album, Yeah So, was recorded by Mike Timm at Axis Studio in Sheffield and released in July 2009, followed by the release of their second EP Christmas, Thanks For Nothing in December 2009.

The band's second album, Paradise, produced by Luke Smith (Clor), was released on 12 September 2011.[1] In 2012 "Beginners", the final single from the album, was released. The video features actor (and Slow Club fan) Daniel Radcliffe.

Slow Club have toured extensively around UK, Europe, US, Australia and Japan and played major UK festivals, including Glastonbury festival, Latitude festival and Green Man Festival. They have supported acts such as KT Tunstall, Florence and the Machine and Mumford and Sons. They often collaborate with other musicians, such as Sweet Baboo, during live shows.

In spring 2013 the band went back into the studio with Colin Elliot (who has worked with Richard Hawley) and started recording their third album. The album Complete Surrender was released on 14 July 2014. The band's current touring line-up also includes long-time drummer Avvon Chambers and bassist Rob Jones.[2] They are also occasionally joined by Fyfe Dangerfield.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Metro said "Charming two-part harmonies, scruffy pop melodies and bitingly aware lyrics mark out this endearing two-piece".[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title
2009 Yeah So
2011 Paradise
2014 Complete Surrender

EPs[edit]

Year Title
2008 Let's Fall Back in Love
2009 Christmas, Thanks for Nothing

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2007 "Because We're Dead"
"Me and You"
2008 "Christmas TV" Christmas, Thanks for Nothing
2009
"It Doesn't Have to Be Beautiful" Yeah So
"Trophy Room"
2010 "Giving Up On Love"
2011
"Two Cousins" Paradise
"Where I'm Waking"
"If We're Still Alive"
2012 "The Dog"
"Beginners"
2014 "Complete Surrender" Complete Surrender
"Suffering You, Suffering Me"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slow Club confirm second album details". NME. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music session, May 2014.
  3. ^ Marc Riley BBC 6 Music session, July 2014.
  4. ^ "Your London To-Do List". Metro. 14 July 2014. p. 51. 

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