ICYMI: The Slow Revolt Announces New EP & Streams ‘Lean’

ICYMI: The Slow Revolt Announces New EP & Streams ‘Lean’

THE SLOW REVOLT ANNOUNCES NEW EP AND STREAMS OPENING TRACK ‘LEAN’

SET FOR RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 9TH, ‘SKETCHES’ MARKS A STUNNING NEW SONG

SERIES FROM NATIVE LONDON SONGWRITER JOE MIRZA

“Lean” is another plunge pool into the enchanting sound of beautiful

tranquility and lovely layer’ The Line of Best Fit

‘Most love songs offer some sense of resolution, but it’s the

edge-of-the-precipice feeling that makes these interesting’ Stereogum

‘Builds up from a simple pattern into a complex tapestry of cascading

sonics’ XLR8R

‘Seriously gossamer techno that percolates like a hot pot of coffee’ The

Fader

Listen to Lean here

Set for release on September 9th, ‘Sketches’ marks a stunning new song

series from native London songwriter Joe Mirza AKA The Slow Revolt. The

collection of vastly textured tracks, drawn from ongoing album sessions,

reveal a sensibility quite unique to the current landscape of electronic

song, a subtly challenging and impressionistic labyrinth of sounds providing

the perfect backdrop for the rich pathos of Mirza’s voice. ‘Sketches’ is

reflective and melancholy in its lyrical turns yet ultimately enlivens,

delighting in a patina of detailed beats and warm pulses; a cohort of

beautifully entwined ideas.

‘Sketches’ comes after a lengthy period of writing, a cluster of glimpses of

a new phase, outlines of a body of work coming into focus. Rich in skilfully

hewn influences, the EP is bookended by the lurching opener ‘Lean’, with its

dancehall beat, breezy Chicago post-rock guitar and Qawwali-indebted vocal

refrain betraying Mirza’s Pakistani heritage.

The Slow Revolt first surfaced with an early glimpse on Patten’s dense &

oblique Fact Mix 285. A raft of finely wrought remixes and EP releases

followed, of melodramatic electronic song that melted the divide between

guitar and electronic music to the embrace of the blogs, XFM, 6 Music and

Radio 1. Earning tour supports across the UK and Europe for Autechre,

MMOTHS, Courtney Barnett, the Lucky Me label roster, Nightmares on Wax and

Max Cooper; this was a sound at home both with the classicists and the

bleeding edge, but bound to neither.

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