Summery // New Damage Records
Slates have grown into a powerful band. Their ability to craft perfectly written songs has become truly apparent on their latest release, Summery. Together the guitars create an intense sonic output that immediately claws into your brain, feeding off each other one guitar would sound lost without the other. It's a beautiful relationship that offers an almost mechanical or industrial feel to the album. Paired with the churning rhythm section, the musicianship on Summery makes for an assault of the senses. Frontman James Stewart’s voice still brings an intense power that none of his peers can match. He has summer imagery running throughout the record while singing about some intense personal experiences revolving around life and loss. Summery is very clearly a record from a confident and mature band, like your favourite single malt, Slates seems to be aging perfectly.