Slow Club New Album “One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore”
Available 19 August 2016
Out on Moshi Moshi/Planet
Slow Club’s Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor must have asked
themselves as they started work on their fourth album.The answer
seems to be producer Matthew E. White, the master of Southern-
gothic folk, whose in-house band at Richmond’s Spacebomb Studios
provided the consistency and tone the album required. Almost every
track was played live in the studio, allowing the long-established
session band’s natural chemistry to augment Charles and Rebecca’s,
with the double advantage of recording being very effective, and also comparatively quick.
The duo’s knack for writing hooks and melody has, if anything,
become stronger. There are choruses here you instantly feel you’ve
known your whole life, like ‘Ancient Rolling Seas’ timeless, reassuring refrain of “I’ll Always Be By Your Side”, or ‘Champion‘s Dolly Parton via- Linda Ronstadt anthem of self-celebration through the darkest times.
Perhaps best of all are a pair of songs to be found at the top of what
traditionalists would call “side 2”- ‘Rebecca Casanova’, a slice of
widescreen, four-to-the-floor pop that recalls soft-rock giants
Fleetwood Mac in the way it channels heartbreak onto the dance floor, and ‘Tattoo Of The King’, a tale that takes Neil Young and the Doobie Brothers to the disco.
A strong followup to their well received album of 2014 – ‘Autonomic’ Ascendancy promises to widen the bands appeal with a more modern twist on their retro alternative sound.
Comparisons have already been made to Jack White’s The Dead Weather
There is nothing so fine as a righteous blast of rock and roll energy, a white-hot mainline that shakes your body into action.
The Dirty Earth don’t just write songs, they weave tales about the brutal realities of life and songs like Red Witch, Cruel World, Free Bird and Eternity marry clever lyrics with stellar music that takes you on an evocative journey. Bed of Nails is the album’s rock anthem with the final track, So Long Sucker, providing a rare glimpse into the band’s take on punk rock.
The Dirty Earth have taken a step forward with ‘Ascendancy’, showcasing their unique brand of rock’n’roll and strong musicianship. Cohesive production ensures the listener of a 45-minute sonic journey.
The Album is released February 26 through MGM on CD and Digital
Saturday 27th February
The Dirty Earth are heavy, psychedelic and above all unpindownable,
the necessary ingrdients that may make them the new lords of doom rock
Cameron Cooper – The Music
‘The vocal muscle of Mandy shows plenty of punch and the band rock the groove well’
Rodney Christian, SF Media
“The Dirty Earth have absorbed a lot of Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and BellRays and applied their riffs to their own canvas.”
“Mandy Newton’s powerful vocals are a strong differentiator and many will use the Baby Animals as a reference point.”
The Barman, i94 Bar
The Dirty Earth has toughened up their sound a little more with the new guitarists in the group, and Mandy Newton putting in a powerful performance out front.”
Justin Donelly, The Metalforge.com