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Artist: Peggy Sue Title: Slow Fade Impact Date: 22nd December 2017 Peggy Sue are London-via-Brighton indie duo Rosa Slade and Katy Young. Founded in 2007, the band have released four records, culminating in 2014's critically acclaimed 'Choir Of Echoes', and toured with the likes of Jack White, Local Natives, First Aid Kit and Wild Flag. 'Slow Fade' is the first single from Peggy Sue's upcoming fifth album (due Spring 2018.) After a three year break - during which Rosa Slade and Katy Young have been performing with all-female singing group Deep Throat Choir - 'Slow Fade' is an apt comeback; a melancholy celebration of patience. It's a dreamy breakup song; one that lets you hang around lazily in the days when you aren't ok yet. "Heartbreak takes ages" says singer Katy Young. "That's kind of the best and the worst thing about it. I was pretty heartbroken and trying all these tactics to make it finish faster; going out, staying in, talking about it, not talking about. But at some point I realised that when I was ok again, it would be because the love was done. And so 'Slow Fade' is about letting it take its time - partly because you don't really have a choice and partly because part of me wanted to make that pretty sadness last as long as I could." The single - and upcoming album - borrow in equal parts from the perfectly-constructed pop songs of the 1960s and the understated, noisey guitar experiments of 90s indie bands such as The Breeders and Blur. The new material sees front-women Slade and Young joined by Dan Blackett (Landshapes) on drums and Benjamin Gregory (GRIP TIGHT) on bass who bring an fresh energy and clarity to the band's enduringly captivating duel vocals. Peggy Sue play The Shacklewell Arms on 2nd December 2017.