by Evan Cook
Sophisticated indie rockers Slow Club will be bringing their exquisite, love-song pop harmonies to Philly next month. The English duo, formed in 2006, has released two EPs and five full-length LPs. They are currently on tour supporting their 2016 release entitled One Day All of This Won’t Matter Anymore. The band first gained recognition with their 2009 debut Yeah So. Their albums can be characterized by charming indie rock jams meeting intimate folk duets. Simple, underlying rhythms combined with dreamy guitars support multinstrumentalists Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor’s intricate vocal harmonies. The track “Tears of Joy” off their 2014 release Complete Surrender includes a touch of jazz, dance, and even a slight hint of funk. The final track “Wanderer Wandering” off the same record is a new-wave synth ballad, yearning for the affection of a significant other. Their newest record has a catchy, pleasant presentation juxtaposed with sorrowful lyrical content. In a live setting, the two artists play with a full band, but also perform acoustic renditions of some of their more popular songs. Slow Club is for fans of Florence and the Machine, St. Vincent, and Sufjan Stevens. Catch them Upstairs in Philly November 13th!