Rebecca Taylor

Slow Club

Rebecca Taylor

Bandname Slow Club
Country United Kingdom
Genre Indie

Pearl Products

Masters Custom Maple
Product Configuration
  • a 22"x18" Bass Drum (MCX2218B)
  • b 28"x14" Marching Bass Drum (PSBD2814)
  • c 14"x14" Floor Tom (VMX1414F)
  • d 18"x16" Floor Tom (MCX1816F)
  • e 13"x11" Marching Snare Drum (FFX1311)
  • f 14"x5,5" Jimmy DeGrasso Signature Snare (JD1455)

 

 



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Biography

Slow Club is what happens when two kids from Sheffield get together in their gap year to scoff chocolate covered peanuts, drink tea, tell stories, and most importantly, put said stories to music. Charles Watsonand Rebecca Taylor are Slow Club. Aurally, they’re a one man band kind of affair. Except with two people. As their debut single for Moshi Moshi Singles ‘Because We’re Dead’ suggests, rockabilly, folk and country all find some kind of place in their very long list of influences. Though the twosome have their stripped down and delicate moments they possess a quite frankly mega rhythm section. To see Slow Club live is to fully appreciate quite how mega that rhythm section is: whilst Charles plays guitar and joins her on vocals, Rebecca plays drums. With her feet and occasionally a couple of hands. Whilst stood up. She also plays water-filled and perfectly pitched glass bottles, spoons, a tambourine, the back of a wooden chair, and anything else she can hit with a stick. It’s a sight to behold.Despite their youthful years, these guys aren’t your usual angst-ridden teen musicians - they didn’t have difficult childhoods and they’re not out to express their displeasure with the world. So contrary to the tempo their name perhaps suggests, Slow Club are overwhelmingly upbeat. They play pretty joyful music for people who like guitars and drums and have an appreciation of classic combinations to dance to. On stage, they’re kinda raucous. From the outset there is something immediately familiar and yet vitally inventive about Slow Club; the riotous rallying calls of Because We’re Dead and Dance ‘Til The Morning Light, the unlikely anti-folk ‘epics’ Giving Up On Love and Our Most Brilliant Friends; songs built on skiffling ‘Crickets’ rhythms and the lost art of a good middle eight. Throughout their debut album, released last summer, the twin voices of Charles and Rebecca conspire with an unmistakably youthful vigour, bookended by dexterous soliloquies of admission and humour.A string of single releases on their label home Moshi Moshi, and crucial development time on the live circuit has made Slow Club an irresistible prospect. Live as on record, Charles and Rebecca enrapture audiences with the same involuntary joy and simplistic rush that they themselves imbue.Over the past year the band have played sold-out headline shows around UK (The Scala , Christmas Special at Union Chapel and 1000-capacity KOKO shows to name a few), performed at numerous summer festivals in UK and Europe and finished their first Japan tour. These two are more than charming anti-folk troubadours or the lo-fi acoustic end of the Sheffield scene; they are the real thing. That spontaneous intangible ‘thing’ that comes jumping off records and crackling off the stage, hanging crystalline for fleeting moments to confound and intrigue.

More info:

http://www.myspace.com/slowclub