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Slow Club - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor have blossomed as artists over the course of three strong—and very different—albums. The Sheffield-bred, London-based duo found their foothold as a genial, quirky folk act with a cheeky sense of humor on their 2009 debut, Yeah So. But by 2011's Paradise, Slow Club had confidently evolved, drifting from a simple folksy narrative towards darker, more layered pop. Taylor and Watson each claimed their own individual songs and stories, with Taylor finding her stride as a vocal powerhouse. Their latest, third album, Complete Surrender, is yet another beautiful progression, as the pair step into yearning dance tracks ("Complete Surrender"), stunning ballads ("Dependable People and Things That I'm Sure Of") and brassy Northern soul ("The Pieces"). Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor made their way to the Bronx for a Studio A session and conversation, discussing heartbreak, pop music, friendship and their own complicated—but fruitful—collaboration.

[recorded: 6/25/14]

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Live in Studio A, 6.25.2014
Photo by Deirdre Hynes
Live in Studio A, 6.25.2014
Photo by Deirdre Hynes
Live in Studio A, 6.25.2014
Photo by Deirdre Hynes
Live in Studio A, 6.25.2014
Photo by Deirdre Hynes
Live in Studio A, 6.25.2014
Photo by Deirdre Hynes
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