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Five Minutes with...Slow Loris

Posted on 13 December 2018

We caught up with Slow Loris, who bring their unique blend of jazz, metal, hip-hop and electronic music to Sage Gateshead on Friday 18 January during New Year New Artists Festival.

What can people expect from your show?
1. People can expect a pretty loud experience, we’ve got a pretty aggressive sound but there’s a few delicate moments in there as well. Our music is influenced heavily by electronic artists, as well as math rock and jazz, so we’ll be offering a combination of those genres in our set. Kind of a happy medium between four on the floor, and big mathy riffs.

Who are your biggest musical influences?
Some of our biggest influences are Aphex Twin, Bill Frisell, Floating Points, Three Trapped Tigers and Strobes. We’re really excited by any new sounds, and are always trying to find things that are fresh and different, and that refuse to fit into traditional genres.

Who is your favourite new musician?
Makaya McCraven is someone that we’re really into at the moment, ‘Where We Come From’ is a really cool approach to sampling and beat-making, and the guy’s an amazing drummer too.

What does performing at Sage Gateshead mean to you?
It means a lot to us to be playing on such a prestigious stage, and its and honour to be playing alongside Vels Trio and Purpleshirt. It’s really exciting for us to get the chance to play our music to such a big audience, and we’re really grateful for the opportunity to fulfil one of our long time goals as a band.

What’s coming up next for you?
We’re looking forward to some more festival slots and working more with Jazz North, as well as getting into the studio to make ourselves a nice new EP which we’re hoping to get out sometime next summer.

See the full New Year New Artists line-up