SLOMO CASINO – interview
- by admin
- Posted on 29-04-2023
Stockport based indie pop/soul duo Slomo Casino’s sound is characterised by infatuate falsettos, breezy verses and catchy, wing-spreading choruses. But whilst their effervescent brand of Indie/Pop-Soul quickly charms and hooks, there’s also a resilience to their music.
The pair met in Liverpool, forming a friendship after a particularly chaotic camping trip they shared together with friends. Embarking on an opening day, long forest-walk in rural France, the group were met with severe thunderstorms and torrential rain. They returned to their hired camper van a few hours later and realised to their horror that they’d left the van’s roof window wide open. Facing down a flooded van, as well as soaked belongings and instruments, Jack and Jonny bonded over the sheer calamity of the holiday.
Fast forward seven years and, between them, the pair have spent years supporting big name acts like The Libertines, Feeder and Mallory Knox, with their separate bands. Despite success with these projects, Jonny and Jack yearned for something else. Keen to make music closer to their hearts, they started afresh. What began as an exchange of drunken voice memos remotely slowly morphed into something tangible. Something unique, bright and, most importantly to them… something exciting.
Introduce your band, and describe your latest release:
We’re Slomo Casino (Jonny/Jack) – the sweet Indie Pop/Soul Duo from Stockport, Manchester and our second EP ‘The Altar’ is out this summer. You can check out the debut self titled single on all platforms now
What’s the hardest part about being a band in this day and age?
TikTok and answering all our fan mail
When did you realise that your project had the potential to be much more than just a fun idea?
We got together as old pals remotely during the pandemic and wrote a ton of ideas for a bit of fun – and when we actually felt really good about them thought that it would be a crime not to get em out there!
Tell us about your latest release, why should we check it out?
Our self titled single from the upcoming EP ‘The Altar’ came out 7th April and is told through the lens of an atheist considering jilting their partner in marriage to be, it’s a banger, that’s why you should check it out do you need any more reason than that FOR CHRIST’S SAKE
How does a song typically come together for you?
We tend to start with a chord progression and a simple melodic idea – usually just with acoustic guitar and vocals and when it feels like it’s coming together stripped back we build it up
How would you describe your sound to an unfamiliar reader?
Easy listening, happy/positive vibes in an indie style with a soulful twist
What do you want listeners to take away from listening to your band?
A tingling sensation, like when you dip into a bath that’s a little too hot but you do it anyway
Where would you really like to tour that you haven’t done so yet, and why?
Japan – everything about the place
How would you say that the sound of your band has progressed over the years?
Our second upcoming Ep has a bit more of a mature sound to it and we’ve branched out to bring in more instrumentation like strings and brass – as well as much more of an influence from the soul/blues records that we like to build on our old Indie vibe.
How excited are you for 2023, and what can fans expect from you?
Lots of music and content releases to follow so stay tuned!