Sophisticated Steel City pop
Slow Club - Paradise

Sophomore release from the Sheffield duo and whilst the debut was very much a pop record, they are now treading that thin line with indie folk. They mix it up well between the genres though and that results in some strong musical variety, shaded with a melancholy grey. There’s male/female vocal interplay and real lyrical depth, mainly about “death and shagging” apparently. There’s a clearly dynamism between the couple, resulting in a unified performance and all that lets them down is a weakness in some of the songs, where a greater commercial edge might have initiated more interest. Sophisticated Steel City pop.


Words by TC

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