Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Guitars and guitars. Athletes in Paris & T H E S L O W D O W N

When I was but a young boy bands had guitars and the likes of other real instruments. So in an attempt at pseudo-nostalgia I've had a gander at a couple of more traditionally equipped acts.

First up are Athletes in Paris. The geordie band play their summery pop tunes with a distinct indie-dancefloor vibe. Their new single Heartbeat (mp3) is no exception with its catchy-as-hell hooks that'll have you yearning to find that dancefloor to tear up Crash Bandicoot style.
They're already making quite a name for themselves up north and also played to a packed like sardines crowd at their record label The Animal Farm's sold out showcase at this years Great Escape festival. Grab some more of their songs such as Borrowed Time from their bandcamp


Next is the band formerly known as B I G S L E E P but now known as T H E S L O W D O W N, either way it's a pain in the arse to type quickly. Gonna make my life easier and call them a string of consonants SLWDWN. Anyway Mancunians SLWDWN are a bit elusive and (note: this next part is heavily edited) and definitely not a bit of a one hit wonder with SEX. But if they were to make any more songs, say one called Ghosts, as good as this then I should bloody well expect them to be huge. Because SEX is huge. No really, sex is huge.

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


  1. Correction: T H E S L O W D O W N has another song 'Ghosts'. So no, they are not a one hit wonder, fortunately.
    For those that are curious, the song can be found here:

  2. well that's you firmly put in your place, eh?!

  3. Ah. One cheeky comment and I'm forced to sack my entire research team, re-write the entire blog and endure snarky comments from my peers.

    That sirs and madams has indeed firmly put me in my place. (and left my research team begging for scraps on a vomit covered park bench. Serves 'em right I guess for being a bit shite)

    BUT HEY hang on! Ghosts was by B I G S L E E P and according to my e-mail correspondencies so was Sex. Does that mean that as it stands T H E S L O W D O W N are a no-hit wonder?

  4. The no-hit wonder is the future of music.


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