SLOW SHIPS MELBOURNE ALBUM LAUNCH
Shy, enigmatic singer-songwriter, Rubaiyat Howlader of Slow Ships, emerges with debut album, 'Living People'.
Earlier this year, Sydney artist, Slow Ships, released their first single, 'Into the Wild'. Despite its quiet, almost secret birth, it fell on immediate praise online and on air: "This is sublime" - Lachlan Wylie, Chiefly Sounds; "Really beautiful" - Joanna Roberts, In the Pines, FBi Radio 94.5FM.
On Oct 8, Slow Ships will follow-up with their deeply touching, debut album, 'Living People' - produced by boldly experimental, critic's darling, Tony Dupé (Holly Throsby, Jack Ladder, Grand Salvo). Already, the select few who have heard it are bubbling with praise for its beautiful tone - including critically acclaimed artist, Piers Twomey, who found himself "floating in a pleasant cloud that brings to mind Holly Throsby and Mark Kozelek's songwriting." Thanks, Piersy!
From nocturnal odes to lilting hymns, Slow Ships draws on themes from the natural world, memory, creatures and places, both literal and allegorical, ultimately weaving domestic narratives of love, self and the world beyond.
With special guests...
Recalling the sublime fingerpicked purity of folk singers-past such as Bridget St John and Linda Perhacs, estimable Melbourne folk artist Lucy Roleff will be performing songs from her debut album 'This Paradise'
His music is as complex as the self; one moment whimsical and dreamy, with shades of 60s psychedelia and 70s progressive folk – the next, they’re wrought with mortal gloom and adorned with hints of jazz and howling blues. It’s difficult to describe Teague’s style, but it usually consists of unpredictable melodies that stray, intricate, dynamic arrangements and a soaring, vocal tremolo.