Jerome (Vocals), Jo (Bass), Katie (Violin / Backing Vocals), Paul (Guitar / Backing Vocals) and Luke (Drums) from London in England form the alt-rock band Sloes.
Those of sharper vision will recall the introduction of Sloes last month as ‘Juniper-rock’, put that down to the Gin reference in the name and if that doesn’t help either, lets move on to the music…
Sliding through the grills of the speaker like salmon leaping waterfalls caught in the sunlight, there is a mesmeric continuity to the shifting sounds as they fuse with the listener in shimmering untouchable feathering. The lightly played violin affords Sloes the opportunity to slide the sheets of sound like granite gently sheering from rock-face, as jagged face meets lack of friction.
Sloes have allowed themselves the time to gain mutual understanding of the interplay between instruments and each other prior to launching themselves to a broader audience, which enables the quintet to provide the ears with material which has a steely fulcrum around which the flowing textures of sound rotate in spirals of ever increasing stream of delay, that for their very flimsy capture the attention.