Slow Club - Paradise (4 stars)

Celestial landscape of indie doo-wop, camp-fire folk and glimmering soul

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Slow Club - Paradise

(Moshi Moshi)

If there is a more enjoyable example this year of buoyant tap dancing than on the video for ‘Two Cousins’, then I will eat my hand-made Slow Club hat. The video’s startling choreography and the song’s nostalgic, glorious swoon-pop are riveting, so there is only one question: can the rest of our heavenly boy-girl duo’s second album live up to its opening track?

You bet. From the thunderous riff-pop of ‘The Dog’ to the choral art-rock of ‘Where I’m Waking’, Paradise remains true to its name with a celestial landscape of indie doo-wop, camp-fire folk and glimmering soul. Death rears its head often – exquisitely so on ‘You, Earth or Ash’ – but this just reminds us how precious these songs are. Hold them close to your heart.

Slow Club - Two Cousins

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