Uncut Magazine - March 2009.
Slow riders conjure a ghostly greatness.
Well named (in that they make Low sound like The Ramones)
The Slow Life are a haunting blend of the unconventional
and the classically beautiful, perhaps a British answer to
Shearwater. While hints of Talk Talk and The Blue Nile can
be traced in the burbles and drones hovering ominously on
the periphery, the hook is Darren Bancroft's sumptuous voice,
drenched in melancholy. The quartet's control is impeccable,
and on "Outlines" or "Home" they dovetail suspense and catharsis,
equally adept with minimalism or grandiloquence.
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