There’s an element of genius to Manchester act The Slow Show, and it starts at their name. It’s almost completely self descriptive, giving you a taste of their music before you’ve even heard it. Furthermore, the phrase “less is more” is often applied to them and that defines their approach to their sound. They masterfully do a lot with a little, each track is a sparse and brooding story, yet rich with emotional depth in both music and lyrical direction.
The band recently shared Sharp Scratch via Play It Again Sam, accompanied by a video of them performing said song at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
“This song was written during a period of chronic pain and ill health.” explains frontman Rob Goodwin “Whilst not explicit, it deals with the precarious nature of our health and the associated anxiety, hope and despair.”