Slow Waves
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Slow Waves

Newtown, New South Wales, Australia | SELF

Newtown, New South Wales, Australia | SELF
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Dec
09
Slow Waves @ The Excelsior Hotel

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Oct
30
Slow Waves @ East Brunswick Club Hotel

Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Oct
01
Slow Waves @ MUM World Bar

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Three piece Paper Moon followed, as the venue slowly filled up for the main act. This is a group who are super tight – they come to do one thing and one thing only: play you their music, and they give it their all. In general, they’re a pretty chilled lineup, but they certainly rock out when they need to – (lead singer and guitarist) Ryan and (bassist) Anastasi bouncing around the stage with their intruments in tow. You can tell they love American swing music and the blues – I note in particular their final track, in which Anastasi rocked a killer swing bass line. While they wear such influences on their sleeve, it’s a sound they make their own. - The AU Review


After a brief hiatus in which vocalist/guitarist Ryan Nicolussi visited Japan, Paper Moon hit the Grand’s stage and delivered a set that showed nothing had changed in-between drinks for this exceptional trio of musicians. With each howled vocal, screeching guitar solo, slinking bassline and booming drum fill, the band edged closer and closer to impacting on their threats of being the best band in the city. Showcasing what was mostly brand-new material, the group’s love of early delta blues continued to shine through, as well as their refined approach to piano-forte contrasts that kept the song’s progressions consistently interesting and engaging. The three-piece – rounded out by bassist Anastasi Kotoros and drummer Nikolai Russo – were locked into one another’s musical instincts that suggested years of experience well beyond their eighteen-month time as a band. Always an enthralling pleasure to watch, it felt great to have the band back on the scene as they proved themselves to be the evening’s highlight. Many happy returns, gentlemen. - The AU Review


Discography

Slow Waves - Slow Waves, 2010

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Slow Waves (formerly 'Paper Moon') are a garage-blues trio from Sydney's inner west.
Singer/songwriter Ryan Nicolussi evokes the emotional palette of Nina Simone, the literary conscience of Patti Smith and the snarl of Howlin' Wolf. Anastasi Kotoros and Nikolai Russo constitute the rhythm section, providing the colours to Ryan's grayscale musical sketches. Slow Waves toy with tried and tested blues forms to create music that is simultaneously revisionist and nostalgic.

Slow Waves have shared stages with Jeffrey Lewis (USA), Tame Impala, Ernest Ellis, Sianna Lee (Love Outside Andromeda), and Davey Lane (You Am I). Their live show is unparalleled, as described in the following review:

"After a brief hiatus in which vocalist/guitarist Ryan Nicolussi visited Japan, Slow Waves hit the stage and delivered a set that showed nothing had changed in-between drinks for this exceptional trio of musicians. With each howled vocal, screeching guitar solo, slinking bassline and booming drum fill, the band edged closer and closer to impacting on their threats of being the best band in the city. Showcasing what was mostly brand-new material, the group’s love of early delta blues continued to shine through, as well as their refined approach to piano-forte contrasts that kept the song’s progressions consistently interesting and engaging. The three-piece – rounded out by bassist Anastasi Kotoros and drummer Nikolai Russo – were locked into one another’s musical instincts that suggested years of experience well beyond their eighteen-month time as a band. Always an enthralling pleasure to watch, it felt great
to have the band back on the scene as they proved themselves to be the evening’s highlight."
- David Young (AU Review 27/07/10)