Hello everybody and welcome to the Band Interview of The Day segment! We’re back with two mates who just love making music together. Let’s dive into their time together and what they’re getting up to!
If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?
We are a couple of idiots who make indie/Pop Soul music, from Manchester. Striving for catchy singable melodies inspired by the the likes of The Bee Gees, ELO and Jeff Buckley
How did you all meet?
We met as housemates while at music college in Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts. Once we’d sussed each other out we realised we had found a dependable other person to skip lectures to play old video games with, fast forward about 10 years and we’ve found a similar camaraderie making music together.
How long have you been playing?
Although It’s a totally new project, we’ve spent years supporting acts like The Libertines, Feeder and Mallory Knox, in separate bands. Then about a year ago we decided to take some drunken song ideas we had made for the fun of it into the studio, and it evolved into Slomo Casino!
What three words would you use to describe the music you play?
Bona fide, flavoursome, curative
What are your musical influences?
Jack – There are too many to name but some songwriting influences of mine are Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Barry Gibb etc.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?
Jack – At a show I played in Italy many years ago the venue didn’t have a stage and it was so busy that our bassist and guitarist had to stand atop wheelie bins whilst we played to avoid being crushed by the crowd.
Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?
Deaf institute – Manchester
What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?
Jack – (Is this the way to) Amarillo – Tony Christie ft Peter Kay
Jonny – The answer to this should probably be ‘Sing When You’re Winning’ from good old Robbie Williams. But to be honest, I have no shame and try and get ‘Rock DJ’ more often than not…
What have you been listening in the last few weeks?
Jack- Billie Eilish, Earth Wind and Fire, Doja Cat, The Weeknd
Jonny – Big mixture of Otis Reading, Arlo Parks and Salt
Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?
YES!! The title track from our debut EP Marshmallow comes out on 17.09.21. From then we will be releasing the tracks one by one until the EP comes out 12.11.21, and to finish the year we’ll be putting out some covers of our favourite tracks!
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