Stranded In Stereo: Band of the Week: Slow Club

Monday, April 6, 2009

Band of the Week: Slow Club

After the break-up of the Sheffield band The Lonely Hearts, Slow Club was formed by Charles on vocals and guitar and Rebecca on vocals, guitar, and percussion. The two-piece folk-pop band recently had two of their songs used in commercials in Canada and the U.S. The first EP was released on Moshi Moshi Records, with a debut album to be released in June. The duo has been called the UK’s answer to the White Stripes, but they’re much more approachable. Their live shows have been supported by groups like Tiny Dancers and labelmates Tilly and the Wall.

While Charles strums his guitar, Rebecca beats on all sorts of exotic instruments—glass bottles, spoons, and the back of a wooden chair. Their use of DIY musical instruments and whimsical, folksy twee-pop may seem infantine, but their quirkiness is genuine and their sound infectious. Their lyrics are romantic in the most literal sense—they novelize everyday emotion and feeling until they become endearing. Their songs are fodder for lazy spring Saturdays with lemonade on the porch.

Stream: "Let's Fall Back in Love" [MySpace]

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