up: Niall - Vocals & Guitars,
Justin - Bass, Dave - Drums / Bk Vocals
slowline are a three-piece
band based in London featuring individuals
hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. New York
raised Niall is on guitar/vocals, with the UK contingent,
energetic brash beat connoisseur Dave on drums and
punk/funk bassist Justin ensuring slowline's influences
are spread out across borders and the years.
current line-up forming in September 2005 the band
has recently appeared on the London scene with shows
at venues such as the Bull and Gate, Hope and Anchor
and a recent headline spot at the Dublin Castle. Releasing
a four song demo EP at the end of last year to showcase
just a small part of their work, the band manage to
follow their own path with music that combines melodic
precision whilst cruising towards climatic chaos.
ensnare the economy of drums, bass and guitar whilst
ensuring nobody has any place to hide. The band have
done another batch of songs in March which compiled
their second demo EP and they also have more London
shows on the horizon.
quotes from other reviews -
amalgam of the haunting and the crunchy"
"the tender discordance of
Pavement fused with driving melodies""
"styles twist and turn, as
much a textural event as a show"
"Check them out while the
tickets are easy to get."
the sound clips a listen - and let us know what
reviews on slowline - and find out what the others
1: So what do you guys sound like?
Character 2: Can you translate that?
know, what are your influences?
2: Oh, you mean you want us to run off a list of bands
I guess so.
2: Ok, then well I guess our overall "sound"
is a mix of favourites from all of slowline - and
as opinion changes quite often, we sound like something
different each time you ask, listen or even think
nice, but can you answer my question?
2: Right, What was the question again?
are the bands that you look to for inspiration?
2: Thats a pretty dumb question, why would we "look"
for inspiration, I'd hope we have it in the first
Ok ok ok...
bands slowline seem to sound like, according to other
people - have included - Bloc Party, Dinosaur Jr,
Joy Divison, Pavement, Sonic Youth, Stone Roses &
Television. Oddly enough, at least one member (but
which one, thats different everytime) seems to like
these bands and so it comes off as a compliment to