The English indie light quintet Sloes release the EP All In The Mind on the 16th of June.
When first introduced back in 2015 they regularly could be found busking in Shoreditch (London, England) and it is always a pleasure to follow bands during the course of the journey of development, though, necessarily by the nature of this website it does mean we drift further and further apart.
There still remains, within Sloes, vestiges of their starting point inside the title track and first of the five on the EP.
The English indie quintet Sloes last featured over a year ago.
Time has allowed Sloes to develop deeper resonance into their compositions, which, whilst still fleet of foot, contains greater range and texture.
Their latest single Young features duality of vocals which allows them to travel the octaves, whilst keys and bowed strings give the composition variety of texture surrounding the subtle guitar and evenly paced percussion.
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.
Sloes is a Juniper-rock quintet from England I will get back to when there is more to hear.
Of only two tracks of which I have been able to listen – Swang Song.
Sloes can still be found busking, so if you are out and about in London (England), particularly around Shoreditch and find yourself spotting the above, do take some time out of your day. You may recognise them by Katie on violin.
Sloes are currently still working on their live electronic material, keep your eyes open for future performance.