Sean Riley & the Slowriders
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Sean Riley & the Slowriders

Leiria, Leiria, Portugal | INDIE

Leiria, Leiria, Portugal | INDIE
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Farewell (debut album, Valentim de Carvalho 2007)
Moving On - 7" (Lux Records 2008)
Only Time will Tell - 2nd album, (Valentim de Carvalho 2009)



Sean Riley named his debut album Farewell. An auspicious beginning that revealed to perfection the intentions of a group of friends that gathered to make music and enjoy themselves. But the simplicity and hedonism that formed the basis of "Farewell" were betrayed by a set of 11 wonderfully beautiful songs that projected Sean Riley & the Slowriders onto the main stages of Portugal, authors of on the best debuts in the history of Portuguese recorded music. The media attention raised the stakes for the follow-up album, "Only Time Will Tell".

The road ahead was defined, and pointed to the broadning horizons. The will of the band, to grow, was affirmed during the pre-production phase and they recruited another multi-instrumentalist into their fold, Filipe Rocha (The Allstar Project, ex-Phase) - childhood friend to Sean Riley, and by coincidence the singer in their first band.

After deciding not to record on American soil with Kim Fowley, the band returned to Portugal's Valentim de Carvalho studios with Nelson Carvalho at the helm (he had already produced two tracks on the debut album: Lights out and Moving on). He balanced out the band's bohemian approach with recording techniques able to achieve the musical ambition at hand.

Only Time Will Tell presents a collection of 12 new songs by Sean Riley, selected from the inumerable song ideas presented to the Slowriders during pre-production. "Lord have mercy", "Yellowstone" and "Walking you home" were some of the new tracks played live during the extensive touring of the first album, which included an appearance at the reknowned Paredes de Coura festival as well as dates in the UK and Spain.

The first single, Houses & Wives, features Sean Riley on the piano and Filipe Costa on guitar. The "Farewell" album is already a classic - will this second Sean Riley album surpass the distinction of the first?

... Only Time Will Tell.