Slow Down, Molasses are a sprawling indie rock collective from Saskatoon, SK right in the heart of the Canadian prairies.
The band brings together a cast of 6 (and sometimes more…) members to create their own unique wall-of-sound. Songs that began as sparse, dust-covered arrangements have developed into full-fledged, lush indie-folk anthems filled with strings, horns and layers of feedback drenched guitars and sweet vocal harmonies.
The band's second album, 'Walk Into The Sea' (the first being 'I'm An Old Believer'), features guest appearances by "Canada's indie queen" Julie Doiron and Ontario's Olenka & The Autumn Lovers, as well as a host of talented prairie musicians.
It was mixed by Ohbijou's James Bunton (Last Gang Recordings) and tracks were also given added treatment by various artists for an accompanying remix release, the 'Bodies Of Water Remixes'.
Since the release of 'Walk Into The Sea', Slow Down, Molasses has toured across Canada, from Halifax to Vancouver. They have been met with great critical acclaim and Summer 2011 also saw them play major festivals across Canada including North by North East, Sled Island, and the Regina Folk Festival, before heading across the ocean to play England's End of the Road alongside indie heavyweights Mogwai, Okkervil River and Joanna Newsom.
2012 sees the band returning to the U.K. for an extended tour anchored by appearances at The Great Escape Festival and Liverpool SoundCity.
Slow Down, Molasses 2012 UK tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
May 9 - The Windmill - London w/ Half Moon Run
May 10 - The Blind Tiger - Brighton - The Great Escape Festival
May 11 - Prince Albert - Brighton - The Great Escape Festival
May 13 - The Wheatsheaf - Oxford w/ We Aeronauts, The Cooling Pearls, & My Crooked Teeth
May 15 - The 13th Note Café - Glasgow
May 16 - Henry's Cellar Bar - Edinburgh
May 17 - The Underbelly - London
May 18 - Mello Mello - Liverpool SoundCity
May 19 - Wolstenhulme Creative Space - Liverpool SoundCity
For the latest tour dates and information, go to:
Slow Down, Molasses website