Melbourne rockers, Slowly Slowly release St Leonards on the 11th May via their new home at UNFD who recently acquired the Aussie guys talents. St Leonards is, well, unlucky for some has thirteen tracks to play loud, so let us begin.
Starting with Dinosaur, it showcases Ben Stewart’s sensitive vocals and a gentle riff which plays in the back ground. Extinction comes at us a little heavier than previous tune, with louder drumming and a smoking guitar riff.
I will say this, Cold War sounds like a perfect romantic comedy tune. You know the movie when, the two realise they’re meant to be. She runs from her dodgy date in the diner and the fella who is throwing stones into the nearest lake realises she is worth the fight…the two run and run until they stand in the middle of a suburban road, they stop twenty feet from one another, the music grows louder…anyway. You get the idea.
These Melbourne natives continue tones of emotion throughout, allowing Ben Stewart to be the focus. Their first release Alchemy has a catchy beat. The guys have created a tune that’s radio friendly as St Leonards is a lyrical album, the focus is the words. The Butcher’s Widow is definitely one of those, as the guitar strums effortlessly with the vocals. But, Sunburnt Shoulders, two words I identify with, this tune comes with heavier riffs and harder drumming.
St Leonards finishes with Christmas Lights which would befit an Ed Sheeran concert or a tune you’d sit in the corner of a house party and decide to impress the ladies with your unrealised vocal talent.