Wednesday, 26 October 2011
The Slow Show
Sometimes its better to draw your inspiration from the past in order to refashion it into something fresh and timeless.
This is certainly true for Manchester Indie Folk Band 'The Slow Show' who take their influences from American traditional folk and Jazz but rather than let this become them they use their instrumental prowess to propel their songwriting along with a northern take,courtesy of the careworn vocals of lead Singer Rob Goodwin.
Having all been involved within the music industry for a number of years they have been quietly perfecting their craft which has led to the production of a gorgeous EP 'Midnight Waltz' which is out now and includes 'Run Away' and the stunningly beautiful lament 'God Only Knows', which you can listen to below.
They recently appeared at the Manchester Oxjam Festival,however the big feather in their cap will be when they support elbow who they share a studio with at a special sold-out gig at the magnificent surroundings of the Manchester Cathedral on Thursday 27th (which will be shown on the BBC screen in Exchange Square) which should announce them proper as a band.
Having had the pleasure of interviewing the band (currently under interviews on the blog) it is clear they are a sound bunch who know exactly what they are doing and mark my words it won't be long until they join the likes of Elbow and I am Kloot into being one of Manchester's best loved bands and national treasure status could still be on the cards for this talented outfit.
For more information check out their myspace http://www.myspace.com/theslowshowband or on their fb page.
For a taster click the link below.