"Complete Surrender" by Slow Club on iTunes

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EDITORS’ NOTES

This British boy/girl duo continue their excellent journey into making records that split their grooves and bytes into infectious, smart pop and quiet, wry folk. Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor’s voices are but a whisper on tunes like “Everything Is New” and “Paraguay and Panama,“ but both showcase rich, soulful performances when their voices bloom on tunes like the Motown-flavored “Suffering You, Suffering Me” and the Roy Orbison–esque “Not Mine to Love.” The urgent “Complete Surrender” is a potent brew of slinky rhythms, desire-driven strings, and alluring lyrics; it's a very contemporary take on soul music, which warms a great deal of the collection. Taylor’s delivery on the fabulous “Tears of Joy” recalls the smoky folk-pop-soul of ‘60s hits like “Angel of the Morning” and much of Dusty Springfield’s catalog. The sultry “Number One” is as intoxicating as silk on bare skin. Slow Club’s modern makeover of soul is impressive and breathtaking.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This British boy/girl duo continue their excellent journey into making records that split their grooves and bytes into infectious, smart pop and quiet, wry folk. Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor’s voices are but a whisper on tunes like “Everything Is New” and “Paraguay and Panama,“ but both showcase rich, soulful performances when their voices bloom on tunes like the Motown-flavored “Suffering You, Suffering Me” and the Roy Orbison–esque “Not Mine to Love.” The urgent “Complete Surrender” is a potent brew of slinky rhythms, desire-driven strings, and alluring lyrics; it's a very contemporary take on soul music, which warms a great deal of the collection. Taylor’s delivery on the fabulous “Tears of Joy” recalls the smoky folk-pop-soul of ‘60s hits like “Angel of the Morning” and much of Dusty Springfield’s catalog. The sultry “Number One” is as intoxicating as silk on bare skin. Slow Club’s modern makeover of soul is impressive and breathtaking.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5

27 Ratings

This Album is the Bomb

Evan7194,

This album is like a dream you dont want to wake up from.

Complete Surrender

Fire 8,

Great!!!! Just closed my eyes and listen. The lyrics and music will touch your soul.

About Slow Club

Although hailed as "the next White Stripes" upon the release of their debut album, Slow Club folded elements of folk, twee, and ‘60s pop into their music, creating a sound that was far brighter and less raucous than the Stripes’ garage rock. Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor formed the duo in 2006, following the dissolution of the Sheffield-based band Lonely Hearts. With Charles handling guitar duties and Rebecca manning the drums, Slow Club began playing regional venues alongside groups like Tiny Dancers. They also opened for Tilly and the Wall, which brought them to the attention of that band’s European label, Moshi Moshi. Slow Club eventually signed with the label and issued their debut album, Yeah So, in 2009. An American release followed in early 2010. The duo's second album, 2011's Paradise, boasted a more expansive sound. For their third release, the band teamed up with Richard Hawley's co-producer Colin Elliot for the boldly retro and romantic Complete Surrender, which arrived in July 2014. The following year they recorded a covers album, I Swam Out to Greet You, which included renditions of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Future Islands. In 2016, they returned with their fourth studio album, One Day All of This Won't Matter Anymore, enlisting producer Matthew E. White and his studio band to aid the recording process. ~ Andrew Leahey

  • ORIGIN
    Sheffield, England
  • FORMED
    2006

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