Slow Club are amazing. Twin boy/girl vocals with sweet natured tones, their quirky British folk has made them one of the most exciting bands to emerge in recent years. Trophy Room, a standout song from debut Yeah So and the newest single is a beautiful example of why Slow Club deserve all the ravings they’re receiving.
Here at FFS we’re doing our best to space out the Christmassy news, what with it being November and all, but this frankly miserifying weather calls for a bit more cheer. We are therefore delighted to announce that Slow Club have announced a Christmas EP for 2009.
This Sunday’s free Bandstand Busk will be a particularly special one, so far as FFS are concerned, featuring as it will two of our very favourite bands. Troubador and -esses Peggy Sue, and bigger-than-a-football team Sons of Noel and Adrian will be appearing at Northampton Square Bandstand from 3pm on Sunday, 6th September.
Before this debut album arrived to review, I already had 12 Slow Club tracks on my iTunes, which gives some idea of how prolific they’ve been already. So here are 12 more (13 if you include the secret track), and, mostly, they’re a very welcome addition to the Slow Club cannon.
“I hate Glastonbury so much, I really do.” Now, as festival gambits go, this is a feisty (if not downright wreckless) one. However, 10 minutes into a Worthy Farm debut marred by sound problems, tetchy stewards and an unresponsive crowd, Slow Club perhaps have the right to be a little miffed. Fortunately, as the set develops, Rebecca’s spikiness serves to cajole the initially apathetic Guardian Lounge crowd to life and lends the songs a feverous energy which, coupled with the pair’s increasing confidence on stage, gets people on their feet. Such is the group’s enthusiasm, that by the time Giving Up On Love has rollocked its way to glorious conclusion even the floating voters have no choice but to get up and boogie. The world is going love Slow Club, or Rebecca is going to have words…
It’s not often that you arrive at the venue and see the band you’ve come to see walking just a few steps ahead, guitars strapped on and using the same doors as you to get in.
OK, so I’ve arrived pretty late (“as per usual”, my friends will tell you) but Charles and Rebecca, better known as Slow Club, start their headline ICA show standing at the back of the hall, from where they launch into an acoustic, unamplified version of ‘Wild Blue Mile’, with their fans circled in reverential silence around them.
Folk-pop darlings Slow Club are to play a secret show at Camden’s Flowerpot tonight.
The Sheffield charmers, who release their debut album next month, are playing a previously annanounced spot at the one-month-old venue and will be on stage at 10pm.
Slow Club, a pair who are much revered by us all at FFS, have finally announced the release date for their début album, Yeah So. Now, don’t get too excited just yet. We do have to wait until 6th July to explore the pleasure trove that Charles and Rebecca have doubtless put together for us, but luckily they have a bit more brilliance stuffed up their plaid sleeves.
Folk-pop dup Slow Club have announced details of their long-awaited debut album.
Noah and the Whale, Peggy Sue and Sky Larkin have been added to the bill for Brighton festival The Great Escape.