Heck, County Dublin
Never ones to sit on an idea for too long, pragmatic, scuzzy South Dubliners Slouch have followed up previous double A-side their whiteboyfilingcabinetfaxmachinestapler release from March with another, titled It’s Not a Man Abandons Post.
A lethargically-paced brace that reaffirms what we learned from its predecessor – that you’d never get a hard day’s work out of the lads – It’s Not a Man… sees Slouch really lean into their name on this one, conjuring more slack indie rock by way of Weezer and the Seattle sound this time around, the Loctite rhythm section proving more than adequate foil for Conor Wilson’s Xanax’d-out vocal.
- Stevie Lennox - The Thin Air
Dublin based trio Slouch have previously likened their music to “the sound of gorillas caged in a polystyrene prison cell.” This self-analysis is slightly unfair as their sound is far from personifying primitive tendencies which is demonstrated in their latest release, a double single featuring ‘It’s Not a Man Abandons Post’ and ‘Umbrella On The Empty Sea’.
Both of these tunes hark back to the golden age of the 90s where instruments jaunted between tempos creating an interesting dynamism to the track, presenting something new to audiences even after several listens. If you are previous unfamiliar with Slouch, then expect to hear traces of Weezer and Queens of the Stone Age blended together in their heavier grungy guitar fuzz lead arrangements. Keep your eyes and ears peeled to hear more from Slouch over the coming festival months.
- Zara Hedderman - State Magazine