Slowking

Slowking

BandRockAlternative

canadian indie rock with a sense of urgency

Biography

Slowking was formed in October 2006 when four childhood friends (Luke Michielsen, Anthony Ferreira, Matthew Comper, Marco Avolio) inadvertently reunited during an open mic night in a small bar in Guelph, Ontario. Confining themselves to a basement that retained the ambience and sweaty excitement of a few too many parties, the four friends began crafting a sound that is often described as Broken Social Scene meets Interpol.

A year after Slowking formed, they began recording their debut album, ‘Rival Cities’ at The Pocket Studios in Toronto. Produced by Michael Langford and mastered by Joao Carvalho (Sloan, Matthew Good, Stars), ‘Rival Cities’ plays like a complex musical narrative tracing the range and sophistication of the band’s influences and personality.

Adding keyboardist Joel Fulford of the ambient rock quintet, Tin, and building momentum from the release of their debut album, Slowking has developed a considerable fan base throughout Southern Ontario. They have established a reputation for delivering energetic, dance-friendly live performances, and have taken the stage at some of the province’s most exciting venues, including Toronto’s Silver Dollar Room, The Mod Club Theatre and Guelph’s Club Vinyl.

Slowking’s live following has created a buzz that college radio stations across the country have picked up on. ‘Rival Cities’ has charted #1 in stations nation-wide, from CFOU (Trois-Rivieres), to CKMS (Waterloo), to CFBX (Kamloops). Slowking has also cracked the top ten on many other stations, including CJAM (Windsor) and CHOU (Ottawa). In December, Slowking charted #31 on the nation wide college radio listings.

Slowking’s danceable hooks, blistering guitars and anthemic choruses will capture your interest, while their musical depth will make you want to keep their debut album ‘Rival Cities’ on repeat.

http://www.myspace.com/slowkingmusic
http://www.slowking.net

Lyrics

Vicinity

Written By: Slowking

As the dust rises from our dancing feet Floats in the air without a beat As we walk down these vacant streets, To a place where future politicians meet. The reason that conversations start can be chalked up to proximity.
The angles are tearing up my heart. So you can dance dance to the radio Just like our parents did in the days of old Pick up the low transmission of the indie show So we can dance dance to the radio radio radio
The reason that conversations start can be chalked up to proximity.
The angles are tearing up my heart.
I feel like I know you already. I feel like you trust me.
I feel like you know me already. I feel like you trust me.
The reason that conversations start can be chalked up to proximity
The angles are tearing up my heart
The reason is tearing up my heart.

In My Bones

Written By: Slowking

I work out on the ranges, driving up and down the lines
Amazed at how the weather changes and mulling the slowing of time

And I can see the sky. I think it’s gonna snow. I can feel it in my bones. Does this mean we’re getting old?

There’s a hawk lying on the ground, down below the power lines
I wonder is it old age that killed it or was he electrified?

And I can see the sky. And I think it’s gonna snow. I can feel it in my bones. Does this mean we’re getting old?

And I can see the sky. I think it’s gonna rain.
I can feel it in my knees and I can feel it in my bones
This means we’re getting old

AfterSchool

Written By: Slowking

We used to play after school and we'd leave our bags in the snow
You hit me with your hockey stick until I threw a fit

We were young, we were young
We made our decisions
We're still young, we’re still young

We grew up so fast and now we drive fast too,
Feeding our adrenaline because we got nothing to do.

We were young, we were young
We made our decisions.
We're still young, we’re still young

We're still young. We make our decisions. We're still young.

Discography

RIVAL CITIES (2007)

Track Listing:
1. In My Bones
2. Vicinity
3. The general population
4. You were there
5. Homes
6. Cargo
7. Whitewash
8. Afterschool
9. Offshoots
10. Mouth of a lion

Preview songs online at:
http://www.myspace.com/slowkingmusic

The single "Vicinity" from Slowking's debut CD "Rival Cities" has charted:
#1 CFBX 92.5 FM - Kamloops, BC
#1 CFOU 89.1 - Trois-Rivieres
#1 CKMS 100.3 - Waterloo, ON

Additional Radio Play:
CFRU 93.3 - Guelph
CFMU 93.3 - Hamilton
CKXU 88.3 - Lethbridge
CKUT 90.3 - Montreal
CHUO 89.1 - Ottawa
CJAM - 91.5 - Windsor

Set List

Set length: 40-60 min

1. In My Bones
2. Vicinity
3. The general population
4. You were there
5. Homes
6. Cargo
7. Whitewash
8. Afterschool
9. Offshoots
10. Mouth of a lion