Slow Club announce new album and video

Slow Club announce new album 'One Day All Of This Won't Matter Anymore,'

Slow Club have announced details of their forthcoming release, One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore, To accompany the announcement, the band has premiered the video for the first single “Ancient Rolling Sea,” directed by long term collaborator Piers Dennis. One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore will be released on August 19, 2016 via Moshi Moshi Records.

2016 is a different time for Slow Club, the indie duo of a decade ago, who carried makeshift percussion rigs around their native Sheffield, UK in parents’ cars, sang everything in close harmony and wrote from a shared perspective. The pair live in different parts of the country now, and work in very different ways. Charles is in London. Rebecca lives in Margate, throwing herself into the artistic community there. Charles writes obliquely, using short stories and found narratives to transmit his ideas, while Rebecca’s lyrics are starker and more personal, channeling her heartbreak and happiness in a very direct way. How do you bring two distinct styles, two distinct lives, back together and make them feel like the same band?

Slow Club 2016 are a very different proposition to the indie duo of a decade ago, who carried makeshift percussion rigs around their native Sheffield, UK in parents’ cars, sang everything in close harmony and wrote from a shared perspective. The pair live in different parts of the country now, and work in very different ways. Charles is in London. Rebecca lives in Margate, throwing herself into the artistic community there. Charles writes obliquely, using short stories and found narratives to transmit his ideas, while Rebecca’s lyrics are starker and more personal, channeling her heartbreak and happiness in a very direct way. How do you bring two distinct styles, two distinct lives, back together and make them feel like the same band?

The answer seems to be producer Matthew E. White, the master of Southern-gothic folk, whose in-house band at Richmond, VA’s Spacebomb Studios provided the consistency and tone the album required. On previous records the duo would play most of the instruments themselves, aided by occasional friends. Here they handed their songs to Spacebomb’s core unit: guitarist Alan Parker, drummer Pinson Chanselle, bassist Cameron Ralston and keyboard player Daniel Clarke, encouraging them to develop their parts and help arrange the music. Almost every track was played live in the studio, allowing the long-established session band’s natural chemistry to augment Charles and Rebecca’s, with the double advantage of recording being very effective, and also comparatively quick.

“It desperately needed that.” says Rebecca, “We weren’t as on the same page about what we wanted this time, we were sort-of blindly going into it. We needed someone to come in and take control. Going in there with those guys leant itself to that. It was perfect.”

Wistfulness and acceptance are very much themes here. On “Come On Poet,” a clear highlight, Rebecca, giving one of her best-ever vocal performances, sings about “a chronic impatience, sufferer waiting for time to heal… Babies taking their lead from elders who still don’t know anything,” while Charles’s “Silver Morning” is about “a guy who won once and lost it all”.

Track List

01. Where the Light Gets Lost
02. Ancient Rolling Sea
03. In Waves
04. Silver Morning
05. Come on Poet
06. Sweetest Grape on the Vine
07. Give Me Some Peace
08. Rebecca Casanova
09. Tattoo of The King
10. The Jinx
11. Champion
12. Let The Blade Do The Work