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Slow Cinema Share 5 Live Reactions To Their Shows

Mulubinba/Newcastle-based indie-rock band Slow Cinema has shared their energetic new single 'Pocket Knife'

Produced and mixed by Jack Nigro (DMA's, The Terrys, Pacific Avenue, Middle Kids) and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Artic Monkeys, Lime Cordiale, Liam Gallagher), 'Pocket Knife' ascends with riff-laden instruments, punchy basslines and spirited drums in harmony with Tyler Gibbs' charismatic vocals.


The resonant melody swiftly entwines, crafting an edgy, guitar-driven essence and rock-infused fervour. The introspective lyricism enhances the dreamy undercurrent, painting a sonic landscape alternating between invigorating intensity and contemplative, ethereal resonance.

Slow Cinema talks about the inspiration behind 'Pocket Knife':

"'Pocket Knife' is a musical and lyrical voyage through the raw, unfiltered emotions that often accompany the dissolution of a deep romantic connection. It's a composition that aims to deeply resonate with individuals who have weathered the storm of a painful breakup and capture the poignant mix of heartache and relentless desire to preserve what was once cherished."


Today, they shared 5 live reactions to Slow Cinema with us!


5 Live Reactions to Slow Cinema

1. The Coaster Incident


We were once handed a coaster with handwritten notes detailing “Every member of this band has incredible talent! Don’t distort the sound! <3 <3 <3 Lead you have talent. Don’t try so hard”.


Bit confusing, but we kept the coaster.


2. The Hands Over Ears


A punter once came to a show of ours at Frankie’s Pizza and sat in the front booth with his hands over his ears for the whole set - not sure if it was a staunch or he was just keen for a quiet pizza.


3. The Dentist and the Bikey


We once had a set of friends who would come to every show of ours together. One show they arrived but sat separately. It came to light that they had had a falling out over a woman, and they would now watch our shows while avoiding each other aside from the occasional death stare.


4. The Belly Dancer


At our show at Oxford Arts Factory, a punter ascended to the stage and performed a shirt off belly dance to the cheers of the crowd - was pretty distracting but enjoyable.


5. The Pedal Board Affair


One time at a show, our singer Tyler kicked the power out of my pedal board three separate times. This one isn’t that interesting, but I’m still salty about it.


 

To celebrate the release, Slow Cinema will be performing an array of live shows across NSW off the back of performing with the likes of Kingswood, Downgirl, Shady Nasty, dust, The Porkers and Human Noise. They have also performed at boutique festivals such as Safe Sounds, Dashville Nights and Cult Classic.


Taking cues from luminaries such as Artic Monkeys, The Growlers and Gang of Youths, the band share that they, "came together after the breakup of bands starting in our teenage years. The chemistry was instant as soon as we began to write and play with each other; it has only gotten stronger."


LIVE SHOW DATES

SAT 9 DEC | KING STREET, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW SUN 10 DEC | GRAND JUNCTION HOTEL, MINDARIBBA/MAITLAND NSW SAT 23 DEC | ROYAL OAK HOTEL, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW SAT 27 JAN | STAG AND HUNTER HOTEL, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW



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