Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Collage by Ruben B

As we move into the second half of summer, I think it's time for some catchy, alternative pop from England. Manchester's The Slowdown may come across a little like The Kings of Leon on a sugar high, but there's a lot more to it than that. The band's single Sex shows a lot of promise for the four mates from across the pond. The song is absolutely a blast to listen to with its high-energy chorus and super memorable guitar hooks. Also, the breakdown and buildup toward the end incorporate an orchestral feel that reminds me of other European wall-of-sound rockers like Denmark's The Kissaway Trail. The song is fairly simple, but ramps up and explodes so many times that it's a real roller coaster of a tune - perfect for summertime. I really wouldn't be surprised if this band starts gaining as much momentum as Sex creates. If you're looking for a musical summer fling, this is it.

T H E S L O W D O W N - SEX by Dirty Hit

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