There’s an unshakable sense of comfort and resonance that comes with listening to Slowly Slowly. Frontman Ben Stewart’s vivid lyricism and emotionally-charged vocals douse swirling guitars and soaring percussion and prove the Melbourne four-piece as nothing short of striking storytellers.
Since emerging with their brand of fragile and anthemic punk rock on their 2016 debut Chamomile, the group have gone on to amass legions of fans and a host of critical acclaim. They took utter command of 2018 with their sophomore full-length St. Leonards – an earnest invitation into Stewart’s musings which spawned knockout singles including ‘Alchemy’, ‘Aliens’ and ‘Ten Leaf Clover’. Upon its release Slowly Slowly harnessed further coveted triple j rotation, took on two headline tours around the country to sold out rooms, garnered massive support slots alongside the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Amy Shark, and were invited to play Falls, NYE on the Hill and Party in the Paddock.
Poised to release some of their most commanding music to date in the coming months, 2020 is shaping to propel Slowly Slowly further into recognition as the most heartfelt rock band to come out of Australia of late.