Q&A Scene: Slow Turismo

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
The new single is called ‘Falter’. We really went down the rabbit hole on this one. Recording and producing ourselves was great but with no constraints on time we went a bit crazy chasing ideas. We’re pretty happy with it though, it’s comforting knowing that we tried it a lot of different ways and this is the one we all agreed on.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 
[pullquote]We’re in the process of recording our next single and are excited to see the film clip we’re getting made for ‘Falter’ which should be done by the end of Feb.[/pullquote] Easy, cheap n cheesy fusion. Because that’s the kind of music we make.
Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?
It’s hard to say, certain songs resonate strongly with us because of the often quite personal lyrical content but others will be because of the overall song. Playing live people still seem to have the most fun to our very first single ‘Breathe’ that has a silly na na na sing along hook. Each to their own I suppose.

Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.
I (Sam) blew over the limit one night without having had a drink because the other guys were so drunk the fumes off their pickled bodies affected the test.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
Between the four of us we listen to a pretty wide range of music, somehow each style finds its way into our songs whether it truly works or not! Getting away from the hectic hustle and bustle of Canberra to hang at the coast is pretty helpful too.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
It’s super tricky to narrow down but maybe ‘All My Friends’  by LCD Soundsystem or ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ by Alabama Shakes (that screech at the start!)
What’s next for you?
We’re in the process of recording our next single and are excited to see the film clip we’re getting made for ‘Falter’ which should be done by the end of Feb.

What’s your scene?
Ping pong, VB’s and coffee martini’s, also some Finska (the Finnish national game)

About Slow Turismo

Luring in listeners with infectious melodies and rolling grooves, Slow Turismo is a dynamic indie band from the nation’s capital already making waves on home soil and abroad. The four-piece band creates the kind of indie-pop that alternative listeners are looking to hear. Similar to the bold work of Alt-J, Cloud Control and LCD Soundsystem, they write music that nestles in between several genres.

Slow Turismo are proud to release ‘Falter’. The single is a perfect representation of the bands energy and ethos, juxtaposing introspective lyrics with catchy post funk electro grooves.

“Not having that person that all of us defer to regarding production deDinitely takes a little getting used to, everything needs to be tried, then we Dind the middle ground between three or four options. Now that we’re at the end it’s comforting knowing that we took the song in a bunch of different directions and this is the one we were all most happy with.” – Slow Turismo

‘Falter’ is introspective and upbeat, analyzing the beginning of a relationship where both sides have their guard up. The song starts with high-energy stabs featuring a sweeping funky guitar line that drops into the verse, a stripped back version of the intro with falsetto lead vocals. The chorus opens up into a more electronic feel with pulsing synth and guitars featuring contrasting vocal melodies pulling you in different directions. The middle expands on the groundwork of the previous chorus, peaking as the lyrics conclude before releasing into the high-energy outro.

‘Falter’ is an exceptionally strong follow up single to the bands EP that was released earlier this year. Catch them live this Nov/Dec.

Upcoming Shows

27th November – Melbourne – Shadow Electric
4th December – Canberra – Transit Bar

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