ALBUM REVIEW: Slow Pulp – Yard | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 29.09.23

 

 

 

 

 

Launching into their second full length record, Slow Pup fine tune their lo-fi guitar fuzz aesthetic into a much more collaborative effort and match the dark sardonic lyricism, on Doubt for instance; while the upbeat, catchy sounds of Slugs and Cramps will bring them wider exposure.

Singer and guitarist Emily Massey naturally draws most of this attention. “You’re a summer hit, I’m singing it” she swoons on Slug’s addictive refrain over a warm wave of guitar and syrupy background vocals. The same could be said for most songs on the album: Yard, and especially closing song Fishes, evoke some form of summer hindsight, a band reflecting on relationships come and gone in the unreal sunshine, dealing with aftermath that follows.

 

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