Slowlines return with new EP ‘This Feels Like The End’

EP Review Review
6.6

ICM Rating

Previously known as Slowlights, the indie-rock band, now called Slowlines have released EP number two ‘This Feels Like The End!

The EP is a collection of songs about being unsure of what’s you’re doing with your life, in a job you don’t like, feeling conflicted about the difficulties of making Music in 2018, and occasional self-destruction. The title track is a song about exactly all that.

Somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy, Dan, Tim, Steve and Bill recorded the new EP before they underwent a name change and battle with an American band of the same former name.

“The new EP signifies the end of what we were and a new beginning, new sounds”, says Tim on the new EP. “We have pushed our creative boundaries to become something much more than another indie band”.

‘Set in Stone’ brings out elements of Coldplay like vocals and the ambient noises of Amber Run to make a beautiful chilling track. The echo of each piano key sends shivers down your spine.

The band pride themselves on the fact that their efforts are 100% DIY, which they said “doing everything on our own means we can do whatever we want and makes all the things we achieved so much more satisfying”.

With musical salutes to ambient noise makers Amber Run and Peace as well as nods to the more riff-filled Arcade Fire and Bombay Bicycle Club, the band’s latest EP this feels like the end delivers wholeheartedly and shows a real progression to the Slowlines sound, a continuation of a journey to the edge of the Indie-Rock universe that this band are just beginning.

The band have just returned from recording more new music, and play their first show under the new name on April 26th at the Old Blue Last in London.

Good

  • Bold choruses
  • Anthemic

Bad

  • Similar in sound

Summary

With musical salutes to ambient noise makers Amber Run and Peace as well as nods to the more riff-filled Arcade Fire and Bombay Bicycle Club, the band's latest EP this feels like the end delivers wholeheartedly and shows a real progression to the Slowlines sound, a continuation of a journey to the edge of the Indie-Rock universe that this band are just beginning.
6.6

ICM Rating