Thursday, August 30, 2012

Slow Club's 5 Favorite Things Right Now

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM

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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.

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1. Skype

My boyfriend is a megababe so Skype helps me keep an eye on him while I'm away.

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2. Mad Men

This current tour had a good 30 hours of driving, and I thank god for Mad Men! I'm hooked, and I'm only on season one. I like it when Don Draper is nice to his wife, and I like the secretary woman's big bum because it makes me like my big bum too.

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3. Hotels with Free Wi-Fi

UK hotels don't give you anything for free. In America your hotels give you free Wi-Fi! It's a revelation! I also like the ice machines and the crappy TV.

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4. Margaritas

I love margaritas and you cannot get a good one at home at all. I love frozen ones the best. I definitely need to never drink four from Pianos on an empty stomach then play a show in slow-motion again though...

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5. The Flight Home

As much as I love being on tour, I always find it a tiny bit easier if the end isn't too far away. This tour at the moment has just been two weeks, which I found easier to manage. I love to travel and play shows and experience new things away, but for me nothing quite beats that lovely feeling of going home.

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