Slowly Slowly Announce New Record, ‘Daisy Chain’

Stringing together the stunning recent singles from Slowly Slowly, the Melbourne indie faves have today announced their brand new album Daisy Chain, due out Friday 4th of Novembervia UNFD. Pre-orders for Daisy Chain are available at 9 am on the 1st of July.

Set to unveil Slowly Slowly‘s most ambitious and uninhibited selves yet to the world this November, Daisy Chain will also come armed with a brand new sonic palette on vivid display; one soaked in oscillating fragility and boisterous delights that pay homage to the quartet’s stylistic past while firmly linking to their very bright future ahead.

In addition to the announcement, the band have dropped a new track, ‘Daisy Chain’.

Daisy Chain, I feel, is a culmination point,” shares vocalist Ben Stewart. “It’s a story about how the strongest supports in your life can also be the most delicate. It’s about how lucky I am. It’s about growing up, accepting myself. Life is not linear; it seems for me to be this constant circular process. It’s about the ugly nature of fate and and how if we don’t find the beauty in it we’re doomed for failure. It’s about the process of turning a blind eye to the weakest parts of yourself so you never grow. It’s about hating yourself. ‘Daisy chain, stay the same’ is a mantra for me about keeping the things I care about most front of mind at all times – there is freedom in that. It’s about the golden years, being every year, from now on.”

Kicking off Slowly Slowly‘s fourth studio album, the band’s first since 2020’s Race Car Blues and its accompanying follow-up Race Car Blues Chapter 2 in 2021, Daisy Chain is a perfect entrée to raucous party-starters (Blueprint), slick dancefloor vibes (Forget You), poppin’ bops (Achilles’ Heel) and upbeat emo singalong moments (Longshot) throughout the LP’s 12 tracks.

1. Daisy Chain
2. Blueprint
3. Turn It Around
4. Forget You
5. Nothing On
6. Achilles’ Heel
7. Hold My Breath
8. Medicine
9. God
10. Longshot
11. Moving Trains Feat. Dashboard Confessional
12. Papier-Mache

Pre-orders are available via the following link.

Slowly Slowly Release New Single, ‘Forget You’

Aussie rockers Slowly Slowly have dropped their latest track, ‘Forget You’

A speedy follow up from the band’s recent stripped-back alternate version of their track Nothing OnForget You brings back the bounce alongside nimble hooks, bright tones and percolating beats. An instant indie-rock tour de force with plenty of endearing pop sensibilities, Forget You blossoms from the foundations laid by the band’s most recent tracks, exerting the addictive charm of the original Nothing On and the reflective jaunt of Blueprint while injecting a fresh new sonic sheen and tackling personal reinvention.

Check out ‘Forget You’ below.

Slowly Slowly Drop New Track, ‘Nothing On’

Slowly Slowly have started off their 2022 in great style, and you better be ready to dance. 

‘Nothing On’ is a really funky banger, quite different to the releases out there today. Clearly inspired by pop of the past, its nostalgia is one of the finest releases so far this year.

Vocalist Ben Stewart had this to say about it:

“With this song I really tried to push the margin out on what is considered to be the Slowly Slowly wheelhouse. After I had finished writing the music I knew I needed something that was furiously addictive, but I didn’t want to lose the depth of songwriting the band has grown to be associated with. I rested on something that had a few layers — at a glance it’s frivolous, topical even, but I wanted to create the option to dive a little deeper for those wanting to listen more closely.

“This song is about the world stopping and getting the chance to repair things that had gone unsaid or been swept up in the everyday, for some time. I was locked up in a house and for the first time was forced to look at what I had become — how I’d lost the fun side of myself. It’s a nod to the bittersweet nature of the last 2 years, it’s been so difficult and yet such a period of growth. Most of the music I’ve written in this period has an upbeat feel to it in a desperate attempt to remember that feeling. I don’t think I could have handled writing a bleak sounding record and so this song, like many to come, detail very complicated, painful situations housed in fun exteriors. Even if you choose to just scratch the surface, ‘Nothing On’ is highly addictive — we have been listening to it for months now and we’re still not sick of it.”

Check Out This New Track From Slowly Slowly Which Features Yours Truly’s Mikaila Delgado

Slowly Slowly have teamed up with Yours Truly vocalist Mikaila Delgadofor new single ‘First Love’.

It’s a track from ‘Race Car Blues – Chapter 2’, which is out from 26th February and features music from the same sessions as 2020 album ‘Race Car Blues’.

On the track, Ben Stewart says the song explores “the rose coloured glasses of retrospection and running from the past. I wanted a song that captured the duality of wanting to forget someone, but holding their memory dearly.”

Of the collab, he adds: “I approached Mikaila about the collaboration as I’m a huge fan of Yours Truly. She instantly understood the vibe we were going for and was incredible to work with. Mikaila was really intuitive with building the vocal arrangement, her harmonies and tonality really made the song feel complete.”

Check out the track below.

Single Review – Slowly Slowly – The Level

Following the whirlwind success of their third album Race Car BluesSlowly Slowly are announcing details on their follow up release Race Car Blues Extended Edition, out Friday, February 26. The double album will feature the original Race Car Blues + a brand new record titled Race Car Blues –  Chapter 2, limited to 500 copies worldwide. Race Car Blues Extended Edition will be available at Europe.unfdstore.com

The 12 tracks that form Chapter 2 will complete the Race Car Blues story and come almost a year to the day since the original album’s release in February 2020. Where the writing sessions that spawned the first record also spawned Chapter 2, the two albums now join to form a whopping 24-track double album feature. 

Today Slowly Slowly are offering a taste of what’s come with new single/video ‘The Level’. On the release, frontman Ben Stewart shares: 

“This song is about fighting your instincts, a head vs heart battle. It’s about not wanting to be swept up in whimsical emotion, stay grounded and be pragmatic about the situation – all while butterflies swim around in your stomach. Look out for the two hidden Springsteen lyric references in here!” 

On face value, Slowly Slowly continue to keep us on the edge. While nearly not a underwhelming track, this exceeds the expectations we see of them and keep us hanging on while we wait for the release of their upcoming record. Their production mixed with their direction rivals anyone you can think of in the world at the moment and that solo in the final third of the track will make this is classic to anyone who listens and hopefully will keep them in our conscious for a long time.

Rating: 3.5/5.

Check out ‘The Level’ below.

Slowly Slowly Announce Double LP Collection, ‘Race Car BLues Extended Edition’

Following the whirlwind success of their third album Race Car BluesSlowly Slowly are announcing details on their follow up release Race Car Blues Extended Edition, out Friday, February 26. The double album will feature the original Race Car Blues + a brand new record titled Race Car Blues –  Chapter 2, limited to 500 copies worldwide. Race Car Blues Extended Edition will be available at Europe.unfdstore.com

The 12 tracks that form Chapter 2 will complete the Race Car Blues story and come almost a year to the day since the original album’s release in February 2020. Where the writing sessions that spawned the first record also spawned Chapter 2, the two albums now join to form a whopping 24-track double album feature. 

Today Slowly Slowly are offering a taste of what’s come with new single/video ‘The Level’. On the release, frontman Ben Stewart shares: 

“This song is about fighting your instincts, a head vs heart battle. It’s about not wanting to be swept up in whimsical emotion, stay grounded and be pragmatic about the situation – all while butterflies swim around in your stomach. Look out for the two hidden Springsteen lyric references in here!” 

The second chapter of Race Car Blues was first seeded with the release of ‘Low’ in late 2019, a slightly off-kilter track for Slowly Slowly at the time, now finding itself sitting snuggly among the Chapter 2 tracklisting. Stewart explains that while the tracks on Chapter 2 originally faired as B-sides to the original Race Car Blues, overtime the collection took on a life of its own. 

“What we first envisaged as background information that assisted in connecting the dots of Chapter 1 soon became its own entity and has actually planted a few seeds,” he shares.

“In retrospect, some of those pieces that didn’t quite feel like they fit on the original album have served as great stepping stones to where Slowly is headed. Chapter 2 pushes the envelope a little further in every direction – heavier, more pop sensibility and a deeper dive into intimate solo songs.

“This is and has always been the ultimate aim for Slowly Slowly, to celebrate the music we love – anthemic heart on sleeve songwriting – but across a broad spectrum of genres. Having no creative ceiling for this project only pushed that ethos further.”

The announce of Race Car Blues – Chapter 2comes after the release of its captivating first single ‘Comets & Zombies’ last month. Stepping into the New Year Stewart played a string of sold-out Slowly Slowly solo nights along the east coast, meanwhile the band are due to play Live At The Bowl alongside Ocean Alley, Maddy Jane & The Grogans in March, their rescheduled headline Race Car Blues national release tour in June, as well as a slot at Full Tilt Festival. 

2020’s Race Car Blues met an acclaimed response, debuting at #8 on the ARIA Australian Album Chart,taking out the coveted triple j Feature Album slot and clocking knockout global reviews from the likes ofKerrang!, Dead Press, Beat Magazine, Tone Deaf, The Music + more. 

Race Car Blues – Chapter 2 is out everywhere Friday, February 26 via UNFD

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-Order options below.

‘RACE CAR BLUES’
1. Creature of Habit
2. 19
3. Safety Switch (Feat. Bec Stevens)
4. You Are Bigger Than This Town 
5. Michael Angelo 
6. Soil
7. Suicidal Evangelist 
8. Jellyfish
9. How It Feel 
10. Superpowers
11. Creature of Habit Pt.2
12. Race Car Blues

‘RACE CAR BLUES – CHAPTER 2’1. Comets & Zombies
2. The Best Bits
3. Learning Curve
4. Low
5. House On Fire
6. The Internet
7. Restless Legs
8. First Love ft. Yours Truly
9. Set The Table (The One That Got Away)
10. The Level
11. Small Talk
12. Anywhere

Pre-Orders are available via UNFD’s Webstore.