In Slow Club, the boy/girl duo looks to have been perfected. As the band work on their second album, successfully debuting new material at live shows, the recipe looks to have been taken to it’s glorious inevitable conclusion, with wordplay, harmonies and the ability to make anything tuneful mixed with wry wit and charm. Of course, every male/female twosome doesn’t go down the sickly sweet folk pop route, with London’s Bitches more than destroying that myth. Way Through come from a similar neck of the woods, but turn the combination on it’s head once again.
Made up of Claire Titley and Christopher Tipton, they make the kind of racket that likes of Trash Kit would be proud of, taking care of the drums/samples and vocals/guitar respectively. That they’re playing the right shows is half of the battle, with a slot supporting Wild Nothing in the coming weeks on it’s way. Though not strictly in the same genre as the distant shoegaze of main act, those who bother to turn up a little earlier will doubtless appreciate the dreamier aspects of Way Through’s tracks. Though their myspace suggests that they’re still in the process of refining their work (with ‘ruffs’ following 3 of the 4 tracks), there’s undeniably something at the heart of the sound that works. Brother’s Rapid is a current favourite, slowly building up for two minutes before a glorious breakdown in the final 56 seconds, whilst Sad Twins feels more like a whistlestop tour of everything that is great about the capital’s elusive DIY scene.
Currently, there’s absolutely nothing available to purchase, reflected by the supposed 2 listeners that they’ve attained on last.fm. It shouldn’t be long before London’s burgeoning cottage industry label scene is desperately sending the duo emails asking for a few demos to stick on CD-Rs.
Way Through – Brother’s Rapid (ruffs)
Way Through – Sad Twin (ruffs)