“For us, success is to get people really listening. We’ve had audiences fall quiet and people come up to us in tears. It’s strange, but it’s incredibly touching when people react like that” – Rob Goodwin, singer, The Slow Show.
DREAM DARLING OUT SEPT 30th.
There’s never been a band from Manchester quite like The Slow Show, whose minimal but epic songs swell from gentle piano-led Americana to roaring choruses and string sections. These deeply personal songs about love and death have reduced audiences to hushed silence, even tears. Despite being under the radar in their hometown and only releasing one low-key EP, they have found champions at BBC 6 Music and Radio 2 and have played in Europe to large, sold out audiences. The band’s use of choirs and a colliery brass band gives them a distinctly northern sound, but singer Rob Goodwin’s deep, painstaking baritone sounds more like a distant relation of Johnny Cash than anything from the English North West.
Dynamic arrangements with northern colliery brass touches with a nod to Americana, Indie-Rock. Wilco, Okkervil River, The National, Cherry Ghost, Ryan Adams, Antlers, The Band, Dead Can Dance, Tom Waits, T Bone Burnett