During the winter of 2011 Slowly Slowly was born in a label machinery factory in outer East Melbourne. Using the vacant front office and the dispatch area, Ben Stewart and Alex Quayle crafted a make shift home studio and spent countless nights skating over palettes in the car park and crafting their own brand of unabashed guitar driven rock.
Since upgrading the recording environment and moving forward with their first single release in late 2015 entitled ‘Go Easy‘, Slowly Slowly have roped in two members for their live show Thomas Crimmins (drums) and Ben Smith (guitar). The music is written and played by Ben Stewart and then produced, recorded and mixed by Alex Quayle. The musical style has developed into a mash of 90’s skate rock with a heartfelt emotional dynamic. The follow up single, ‘Empty Lungs‘ was characterised by the pop sensibility the band has to offer.
The production is a stand out, while the lyricism and riffs hook you in almost instantly The AU Review.
2015 ended with a huge highlight, receiving the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of The Bennies, Luca Brasi, High Tension, DZ Deathrays and Ecca Vandal at Launceston Tasmania’s Til The Wheels Fall Off Festival.
2016 has seen Slowly Slowly climbing upward, having just finished a national Summer Tour featuring shows with Ceres, The Pretty Littles and Maids and an East Coast run with Grammy Nominated Brooklyn New York act Highly Suspect. Two Singles from their debut self titled LP have been released thus far, ‘New York, Paris‘ and ‘PMTWGR‘ and they both have been received with growing anticipation.
Slowly Slowly has had a rather big year in 2015 and, if their new single New York, Paris, is anything to go by, 2016 is going to be even bigger Mismatch TV.
Dom Alessio Triple J weighing in his thoughts on ‘PMTWGR’ “Get ready to feel the feels when you ride this musical rollercoaster”
As frontman Ben Stewart embarks on the solo Lone Wolf Tour in early May, the band is gearing up for late May release of the album. The string of East Coast album parties in late August will be to celebrate the record as a full band.