SLOW CLUB SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM PARADISE
OUT SEPTEMBER 13TH ON MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS
LEAD SINGLE“TWO COUSINS” IS RELEASED ON JULY 26th
MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TWO COUSINS” NOW LIVE ON SLOWCLUBBAND.COM
LIVE RED BULL STUDIOS PERFORMANCE SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 21st
2 PM EST ON REDBULLSTUDIOS.COM
Slow Club and Moshi Moshi Records are proud to announce news of the British duo’s much anticipated sophomore album Paradise, set for North American release September 13th 2011. Paradise is the follow up to their critically acclaimed full-length debut Yeah, So, which won positive attention from Paste and Venus to Bust and Pitchfork, whom wrote that the “Sheffield boy-girl duo nail precious, vulnerable feelings over the course of their sweet (but not twee or saccharine) indie pop debut.”
This Tuesday, June 21st at 2 pm EST, Slow Club will showcase songs from Paradise at Red Bull Studios. Fans around the world will be able to view the intimate performance streaming live atRedBullStudios.com.
|Slow Club – Two Cousins|
This past week, Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson unveiled a first preview of their new material, exclusively premiering the Lucy Needs directed music video for the lead single “Two Cousins” on the newly launched slowclubband.com – Watch Now.“Two Cousins” will be released as a digital single on July 26th.
Sonically, “Two Cousins” hints at the expansive new sound of the album, while its lyrical content touches on death, a theme that threads itself heavily throughout Paradise in comparison to their previous releases. “I think we both wanted to move away from our obsessions on the first album, and look more at our families, and how the loss of someone you love can affect you,” says Charles, before adding: “but we do still end up coming back to love and heartbreak, we can’t help it.” Yet while Slow Club retain their characteristic earnestness, on Paradise they’ve taken the lessons and experiences gleaned from the last few years and applied a lighter, more honed lyrical touch to telling their story.
|Credit Laura Pannack|
In recording Paradise, Slow Club worked with producer Luke Smith, known also for his time spent as a member of the mid-2000s electro-pop band Clor. The decision on who to work with was not easy, as for the most part their previous recording had been self-sufficiently accomplished without outside input. “We auditioned quite a few producers, and until the last day we thought we’d found the one. Then we worked with Luke and the song started to sound like, ‘love is in the air!'”, says Rebecca. Charles adds: “Luke is a total geek. He’s got thousands of ways to make a synth chord sound different. In the end we knew we could trust his taste.”With its swooning but raucous take on doo-wop and its frazzled, fragile representation of soul inspired rock,Paradise is typical of a band whose members divide their obsessions between Destiny’s Child and Noise-pop.
Single Art for “Two Cousins”