Introducing: Slowcoaches

Slowcoaches take on toxic masculinity in the music industry with new single ‘Complex', which sees them pissed off and at their best.

If you were to throw pure grunge and everything that might make you angry into a blender, it would come out as 'Complex', the track is fast and pure aggression! The track is about the state of the music world when it comes to masculinity, and how it shouldn't be ignored.

The music industry really feeds toxic masculinity by putting male artists on a pedestal,” observes Slowcoaches vocalist / bassist Heather Perkins. “’Complex’ is a response to the sexual assault allegations against artists that were in the press at the time I wrote it. There's still a really dirty side to the industry - particularly with the encouragement and portrayal of male artists in rock music to god-like status. All too often, the system is adhering to an archaic, misogynistic interpretation of 'punk' that makes guys think they're invincible, that they have an authority over women's bodies.”

She continues “It sweeps the artists up, way out of their depth, and then there's no one there to support them in dealing with this stuff in the right way when they eventually get called out. We came up with the concept of the video when we were talking about this - the idea of a split self - that there are parts of the personality that are always hidden from view. Pulling the curtain away, kind of peeling back those layers - the bright light exposing all the grubby stuff underneath.”
Feature written by Ant Adams

Already live favourites of ours, the band hit the road this week, starting in Liverpool

18/10/2017 – UK, Liverpool - Shipping Forecast
19/10/2017 – UK, Manchester - Soup Kitchen
20/10/2017 – UK, Sheffield - The Rocking Chair
21/10/2017 – UK, Leeds - Lending Room
23/10/2017 – UK, Newcastle - Think Tank Underground
24/10/2017 – UK, Glasgow - Broadcast
25/10/2017 – UK, Nottingham - Bodega
27/10/2017 – UK, Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach Downstairs
28/10/2017 – UK, Exeter - Cavern - Indie Club
30/10/2017 – UK, Bristol - The Louisiana
31/10/2017 – UK, Oxford - Cellar
01/11/2017 – UK, Brighton - The Joker
02/11/2017 – UK, London - Boston Music Room