Slow Club

Here’s a top 5 from Sheffield’s folk-rock-acousti-duo Slow Club…

These guys are another boy-girl duo, but instead of the standard indie-electro, they play straight up folky rock, and it’s brilliant.

Charles (the male half) has put together the following top 5 for us, so get your headphones in and give it a listen already.

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Over to Charles:

1 – George Harrison – All Things Must Pass

I love George’s vocal melodies. They feel like they are being constantly improvised. Love George.

2 – Hornet Leg – Ribbon of Fear

I think we were in someone’s car in Perth when we heard this band. The recordings don’t feel precious at all. It’s just proper dirty.

3 – Saint Eskimo of The West – Carousel

This is Viking Moses’ side project with Golden Ghost. We met him at Homegame festival in Fife years ago. He writes incredible songs and tours all year.

4 – Kenny Rogers – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town

Only the bloody saddest song in the western hemisphere. And it’s on the film A Life Less ordinary featuring Ewan Mcgregor and Cameron Diaz. Nice.

5 – Nico – I’ll Keep It With Mine

The more I learn about Nico the less I like her. I bought her album The End on a whim after listening to Chelsea Girl. I soon found it’s possibly the worst record ever made. What ever you do, don’t buy it. Bob Dylan wrote this one though.

Click play below, and the playlist will play through…

A couple of those aren’t on YouTube – so check em here:

Hornet Leg – Ribbon of Fear

Saint Eskimo of The West – Carousel


Now have a little listen to this one from Slow Club, featuring Mackenzie Crook in a ferris wheel. Bon.

(photo by Laura Pannack)