kicked off their tour with fellow Brit, and Mercury Prize nominee, Nick Mulvey
on Wednesday at Bowery Ballroom. With a warm welcome, Mulvey took the stage and began to play his guitar with what seemed like 20 fingers. Mulvey was musically trained in Havana, Cuba before bringing his stacked melodies alive in Britain. The groove in his songs is inescapable and paired with lyrics grounded in heart wrenching truth. Mulvey's soft dynamic echoed through the crowd, and while his echo still lingered he promised he'd return to NYC in the new year with his full band in tow.
Already starry-eyed from Mulvey's serenade, the audience quickly shook itself from romantic slumber to jump to the beat of Slow Club's first song, "Beginners." Without a doubt, one of the strongest elements of the band is lead singer Rebecca Taylor's deep, strong vocals, which shine on their latest release Complete Surrender
. The new album dominated the set list, and engaged the audience with every song. The electricity between fans and Slow Club was pulsating; the audience sang back every word with their arms flung towards the sky. "We didn't expect anyone to be here," said Taylor before flashing a big smile, a smile that wouldn't leave her face for the rest of the night.
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If you're new to Slow Club check out their latest video for "Complete Surrender" below: