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New Band of The Day: The Slow Show

14th February 2013

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Recently formed in Manchester, are dynamic, folky bunch The Slow Show, already making waves across the country with their new EP Brother

The Slow ShowThe Slow Show describe their sound as like ‘Neil Young, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan but also fellow Northern bands such as Elbow and I Am Kloot echoing throughout their music’ according to their press release. 

They certainly are reminiscent of I am Kloot, but with a distinct old school country twang; evident in a certain Bruce Springsteen cover they released on their website. 'Brother' the leading single, from which the EP is named, espouses a heart-wrenching nostalgia with its slow country tones, creating the visceral tones which has already brought them such quick success.

Goosebump-inducing, melodically warm live shows have certainly struck a chord with their audience. Including one audience member Guy Garvey, who liked their sound so much he decided to have them support Elbow at their Cathedral concert, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2, much to the adoration of Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne and Tom Robinson. It would seem Slow Show are doing everything right at the moment.

How do they sound? Well, slow. Mellow, as if every note was a perfectly thought out stroke of paint across a beautiful landscape canvas. For evidence, listen to 'Northern Town' or 'God Only Knows' for more evidence.

Their American influences seep out of front-man Robert Goodwin’s every word. The end result is a feeling of listening to a genuinely refined product, despite only having been together for a year. You can see why Guy Garvey likes the collective so much.

What next for The Slow Show? They’re currently working on another EP and won’t be touring till the end of the summer, unfortunately for anyone hoping to catch them anytime soon. In the meantime give 'Brother'  a listen.

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