VIDEO: Slow Club – Two Cousins

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The first single from the eagerly anticipated new Slow Club album, Two Cousins is released on July 25th on Moshi Moshi. Watch the video below.

On Two Cousins, Rebecca imagines that life is simply a journey which ends in our return to childhood. At once heart breaking and life affirming, Two Cousins hints at the more expansive sound and larger themes of Slow Club’s new album. The accompanying video was revealed exclusively to fans on the band’s website this week, featuring dancers Ryan Francois and Remy Kouame in a suitably poignant film –

Two years on from their debut, Slow Club release their new album Paradise on September 12th.

Produced by Luke Smith – of sadly departed electro band Clor and producer of Foal’s Mercury nominated Total Life Forever – their new album is a far cry from the rattling pop of their debut. With its swooning but raucous take on doo-wop and its frazzled, fragile representation of soul inspired rock, Paradise is typical of a band whose members divide their obsessions between Destiny’s Child and Noise-pop.

The band’s sophomore album consists of ten songs which capture the duo’s idiosyncratic dynamic, at once both upbeat and melancholic, and a perfect balance of masculine and feminine. Even when the melody is gorgeously light, or the riffs are delivered with furious delight, there are still lyrics such as Where I’m Waking’s despondently romantic: “I can feel you getting closer…Don’t think about when things get older”.

Slow Club’s currency is songwriting which sees romance in the unlikeliest of corners, and Paradise applies a lighter, more honed lyrical touch to telling their story. More than anything, Paradise is a platform for Slow Club’s mordant Englishness at its best, displaying a restraint and self-deprecating wit even in the darkest of sentiments.

Slow Club will play songs from Paradise at an invite only show hosted by Red Bull Studios on June 21st. The show will be broadcast live at 7pm UK time via

Meanwhile the band play an extensive UK tour in September.

UK TOUR DATES: 12th SEPT, NOTTINGHAM, Bodega Social Club; 13th SEPT, BIRMINGHAM, HMV Institute; 14th SEPT, NEWCASTLE, The Cluny; 16th SEPT, SHEFFIELD, The Leadmill; 17th SEPT, LANCASTER, Lancaster Library; 18th SEPT, GLASGOW, Kings Tuts; 19th SEPT, EDINBURGH, Cabaret Voltaire; 21st SEPT, YORK, The Duchess; 22nd SEPT, MANCHESTER, The Ruby Lounge; 23rd SEPT, LIVERPOOL, The Kazimier; 25th SEPT, BRISTOL, The Cooler; 26th SEPT, LONDON, Shepherds Bush Empire; 27th SEPT, SOUTHAMPTON, The Joiners; 28th SEPT, NORWICH, Waterfront; 29th SEPT, BRIGHTON, Audio.

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