Sean Riley & The Slowriders
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Sean Riley & The Slowriders

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Farewell - Valentim de Carvalho, 2007
Moving On - 7" (Lux Records 2008)
Only Time will Tell - Valentim de Carvalho, 2009
It's Been a Long Night - Valentim de Carvalho, 2011




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 broadening 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 innumerable song ideas presented to the Slowriders during pre-production. “Houses and Wifes”, “This Woman” and “Hold on” were some of the new tracks played live during the extensive tour, which included an appearance at festivals, Portuguese cities as well as dates in the UK, Spain and the Netherlands (Eurosonic).

Back home, the band wasted no time heading back into the studio to record their third album, “It's been a long night”. The first single, “Silver”, is already hitting the airwaves in Portugal with the album’s national release in May.