Today we're back with another edition of "5 Favorite Things,
" that recurring feature where we check in with bands en route to New York and ask what five things are helping them cope with the touring life. In the L Mag
music department's long tradition of dramatically claiming bands overrated/underrated, we've never once faltered
on where we stand with Slow Club
. They fall squarely in the latter category, is the short answer. Paired together, the Sheffield duo's two records capture the full spectrum of pop, from wide-eyed giddiness to world-wearied caution, all set against the backdrop of gleaming melody. We suspect this Friday at Glasslands
they'll be playing a selection from each (and maybe some new stuff?) during an one-off from supporting Mumford & Sons on their current tour. Until then, let's hear what's been keeping co-singer/guitarist/drummer Rebecca Taylor sane during her time in America.