Taylor and Watson spend a lot of time singing about love and how it's won and lost, but they shy away from playing a couple or suggesting some unresolved romantic drama.
Instead, they usually end up sounding like two old friends who share a powerful, purely platonic love, and have spent years singing together and for each other.
The band's new record continues their developmental trend: Taylor and Watson have taken a large, proud step into the world of soul.
, was a collection of peppy, straightforward folk-pop that earned the band comparisons to pairs from the White Stripes to the Fiery Furnaces; by 2011, they had moved on to a richer, more tonally diverse sound, one captured by their strong sophomore effort , continues their developmental trend: Taylor and Watson have taken a large, proud step into the world of soul.
How do you keep a band interesting after ten years?
It’s a question Slow Club’s Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor must have asked themselves as they started work on their fourth album.
From the cute indie-folk of their 2009 debut Yeah So, to the wonky-pop of its follow up Paradise, two years later, to the sophisticated, polished soul of 2014’s Complete Surrender, this is a band that have never stood still, going out of their way to present a new version of themselves on every release, while maintaining the spirit, the warmth and the chemistry that has marked their music since they formed in 2006.
Over time they graduated from the Students’ Union and the Harley, to Queens’ Social Club and the national radio airwaves. He succeeded John Plamenatz as Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of Oxford and became a Fellow of All Souls College.In 1991, Taylor was appointed to the Conseil de la langue française in the province of Quebec, at which point he critiqued Quebec's commercial sign laws.How do you bring two distinct styles, two distinct lives, back together and make them feel like the same band?Apparently, you send them to Richmond, Virginia for a week.