Day 56: Slow Club – Yeah So

25 Apr

Giving Up on Love

And here we have yet another member of the Los Campesinos! Twitter Club.  Gareth pimped this British duo (or, more accurately, hit on the singer) for a while last year. More recently, Gareth will throw a tweet at @slowclubrebecca every now and then, but I think he’s given up.  Maybe he’ll write a song about it.

I figured that I had to check this band out to see if it was worthy of my stalkee’s attention.  I am so creepy.  I need a hobby.

Anyway, I see why Gareth became a fan of this band, and Rebecca, in the first place.

Slow Club is what Los Campesinos! would be if you took away six members.  There are plenty of melodramatic lyrics, along with a lot of play with male/female vocals.  Overall, the music has a more stripped-down feel to it, and as a result, is a lot simpler.

The band really does consist of just two people.  Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor play all the instruments, and sing all of the words, not to say that those  jobs are too demanding.  Most songs consist of either one or two guitars, the voices of both members, and sometimes a little bit of minimalist percussion. The band really does more with less, as every song on Yeah So is delivered with a passion not often seen in music today.

What I really love about Yeah So is its complete lack of filler.  Not one song on the record comes off as phoned-in or half-assed.  Even after the group’s two EPs that came before this, they were able to put together a ton of solid material for their full-length debut.  I’m definitely looking forward to more from them.

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