Slow Club to play The Institute Birmingham

Slow Club is Sheffield boy-girl duo Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor. The band formed in 2005 when they were both still teenagers and spent the next two years touring relentlessly, eventually releasing their debut album Yeah So in 2009 on Moshi Moshi Records.

Initially categorized as “anti-folk” the album proved there was so much more to the band and their sound – sweet harmonious hooks, rockabilly beats and exuberant yelps and yips, all held together by some breath-taking harmonizing. Slow Club are defined by their own distinct and powerful partnership – Charles with bruised vocal, rasping guitar and disarming lightness of touch; Rebecca with her dash of Northern Soul and sharp wit, playing stand up drums.

Now in 2014 we find the pair emerging from the studio again with what promises to be their career-defining album – Complete Surrender. The LP touches on everything from Motown and the output of Memphis’ Stax Records to the immaculately produced pop of the 1970s, via Frankie Valli and David Bowie. The songs are certainly bigger and the pair have grown from a charmingly ramshackle teenage duo bursting with potential into a fully-formed, self-confident and impressively talented band. Where they take us next is anyone’s guess.

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SLOW CLUB PLAY THE INSTITUTE BIRMINGHAM ON FRI 18TH JULY 2014. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Completer Surrender’ below: