Recent single ‘Cramps’ tumbled forth in February and the more spacious and sprawling offerings of the early EPs appears to have been replaced, or at least supplemented by, a far more driving sonic punch. As Massey documents “bleeding on [her] new sheets” and her desire to “bake out on the concrete” it feels less of a re-invention and more a moment of re-birth; here marks the beginning of Slow Pulp Version 2.0 and it is a gloriously enticing prospect.
That’s not to say elements of this new direction weren’t hinted at on tracks like ‘At It Again’, but these moments now feel even more fully-realised – like a band building on what they have already achieved rather than wasting any time re-visiting old ground.
Conveniently enough, this week sees the band in the UK as part of a month-long jaunt around the EU meaning that we have the opportunity to see first-hand how these more post-punk impulses might influence the overall Slow Pulp sound as their varied soundscapes spill out on to the stage each evening.
Tickets (where they have yet to sell out!) are available now and the remaining tour itinerary is shown in full below:
21st – O2 Institute, Birmingham
22nd – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
23rd – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
25th – O2 Apollo, Manchester
27th – The Dome, Brighton
28th – The Roundhouse, London
29th – The Royal Albert Hall, London