hmv's Next Big Thing - October 6, 2020

hmv's Next Big Thing... #277 Slow Pulp
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

hmv's Next Big Thing... #277 Slow Pulp

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you Chicago via Wisconsin indie types Slow Pulp...


Who Are They?

Hailing from Wisconsin, but now based in Chicago, Slow Pulp are made up of singer/guitarist Emily Massey, bassist Alexander Leeds, drummer Theodore Mathews and guitarist Henry Stoehr.

Together in one form or another since their high school days, their debut album, Moveys, arrives on Friday (October 9th) and can be pre-ordered here. 

The album, which they self-produced, was first written in the spring of 2019, immediately after the release of their EP, Big Day, but then scrapped after Massey was diagnosed with several Mono and Lyme disease. 

After she recovered and began to write songs, the band started touring again, only for Massey's parents to suffer a severe car accident forcing her to pause the recording and return home to take care of them. Then lockdown hit, and the band thought they might have to scrap the album all over again. 

Working in isolation, with Stoehr leading engineering, mixing, and production duties, the band managed to finish the record, with Massey's father Michael even acting as an engineer on the album. 


What Do They Sound Like?

This is elegiac, lo-fi, but hugely warm indie. Imagine Modest Mouse covered in a layer of glorious Sonic Youth esque fuzz and charming Beach House style melodies.


Why Should I Be Excited?

An album borne from so much adversity deserves to be heard. The melodies are also glorious. 


Can I Hear Something?

Certainly. Their new jam 'Falling Apart' is below for you...


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