Andreas, Paal, Simen and Øyvind have been together as a band for a long time. But each and every production, they’d put their hearts and souls into each crafted vision through word hinged musical poetry. Indie rock, meeting head on with the horns of the living, The Slow Painters’ latest single ‘The Happy Murdered’, is as decadent as the first time listening to Radiohead.
From vocals to the melodic hesitancy, ‘The Happy Murdered’ is grunge, rolled into a bath of beautiful indie-rock, then charred in a glorious Norwegian / Scandinavian sensibility that just speaks to your listening ears.
It pull. It prods. It succumbs, then allures with a gentle sound of ‘chaos’ that represents with dignity and musical anthem.
16 years after forming in Norway’s capital, the four-piece are finally releasing their self-titled debut LP on August 28th. It’s a testament to lost opportunities and outsider pop songs too good to let go.
The four friends came of age in the dodgy end of brit pop, but have since ventured deep into The Great Indie Rock Songbook. Their ten song debut blends brit pop’s forerunners (The La’s) with noisy-yet-melodic indie rock (Hüsker Dü). It is produced and mixed by Sjur Lyseid of The Little Hands of Asphalt and mastered by George Tanderø.
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«The Slow Painters are a band of the kind I’d expect to see (and would happily go out of my way to watch) at the club night shows that follow each day’s festival performances at Øyafestivalen in Oslo. Unfortunately there ain’t one this year but perhaps they will make By: Larm next year?» Thanks @nordicmusicreview ✨