Following the release of their impressive ‘Cathedral’ EP, Limerick post-punks Slow Riot – Niall Clancy (vocals / bass), Aaron Duff (guitars), Paul Cosgrave (drums) – release ‘Trophy Wife’ via Straight Lines Are Fine on April 15th.
‘Trophy Wife’ and equally strong b-side ‘Awake For Days’ are two good examples of their stormy post-punk and mature dark-pop delivering.
“Trophy wife came together very quickly and organically as a track.” The band tells us “The vocals are hard hitting, dealing with infidelity…it’s about being in a relationship with someone for all the wrong reasons. He was drawn in by her looks and she stamped on his heart. We wanted to evoke these emotions in the listener be it good or bad.”
The songs, were recorded with Kevin Vanbergen (The Pixies, The Maccabees, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The La’s and Biffy Clyro) at Brighton’s Park Studios.
ICYMI here’s their ‘Cathedral’ EP.
18/04 – Opium Rooms, Dublin w/ Mission Of Burma
23/04 – Kasbah Social Club, Limerick
25/04 – The Waiting Room, London (free show)
Pre-order the limited edition 7”: HERE
Photography by Steve Gullick.