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Stringing together the stunning recent singles from Slowly Slowly, the Melbourne indie faves have today announced their brand new album ‘Daisy Chain’, due out Friday 4 November via UNFD. Pre-orders for ‘Daisy Chain’ will be available @ 9am on July 1. 

Set to unveil Slowly Slowly‘s most ambitious and uninhibited selves yet to the world this November, ‘Daisy Chain’ will also come armed with a brand new sonic palette on vivid display; one soaked in oscillating fragility and boisterous delights that pay homage to the quartet’s stylistic past while firmly linking to their very bright future ahead.

To celebrate the announcement of the impending new release, Slowly Slowly have also shared the album’s title track, with the irresistible anthem Daisy Chain and its accompanying music video also dropping into the world today.


An effervescent charmer with a breezy pop spine, Daisy Chain perfectly captures the themes tucked into the broader album, covering acceptance, self-discovery and growth. And while Daisy Chain follows previously released singles Blueprint, Forget You and Nothing On, it’s on this latest track, and one that incidentally also came quite late in the writing game, that the album’s pieces all truly fell into place for Slowly Slowly – and thus, ‘Daisy Chain’s opening track was born.

Daisy Chain, I feel, is a culmination point,” shares vocalist Ben Stewart. “It’s a story about how the strongest supports in your life can also be the most delicate. It’s about how lucky I am. It’s about growing up, accepting myself. Life is not linear; it seems for me to be this constant circular process. It’s about the ugly nature of fate and and how if we don’t find the beauty in it we’re doomed for failure. It’s about the process of turning a blind eye to the weakest parts of yourself so you never grow. It’s about hating yourself. ‘Daisy chain, stay the same’ is a mantra for me about keeping the things I care about most front of mind at all times – there is freedom in that. It’s about the golden years, being every year, from now on.”

Kicking off Slowly Slowly‘s fourth studio album, the band’s first since 2020’s ‘Race Car Blues’ and its accompanying follow up ‘Race Car Blues Chapter 2’ in 2021, ‘Daisy Chain’ is a perfect entrée to raucous party-starters (Blueprint), slick dancefloor vibes (Forget You), poppin’ bops (Achilles’ Heel) and upbeat emo singalong moments (Longshot) throughout the LP’s 12 tracks.

And while ‘Daisy Chain’s title track may have been a late, yet very welcome, addition that tied proceedings together, one of the album’s most vigorous moments comes in the form of penultimate track Moving Trains; a song ten years in the making, and also boasting one of Stewart‘s heroes: Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional fame.

“I wrote this love song over 10 years ago, and when I listened back to the demo I was flooded with emotion,” Stewart shares. “I mainly felt pity at all of the angst, competitiveness and self deprecation that plagued my younger years when navigating love. It was quite sad but empowering to see how far I’ve come in trying to mend that. I had always envisaged Chris from Dashboard singing on the record, and so for this to become a reality is a serendipitous ending of that chapter in my life.”

Constantly acclaimed for their heartfelt narratives, writing prowess and sonic hooks for days, Slowly Slowly will cement their indie rock icon status come Friday 4 November, with ‘Daisy Chain’ also boasting Stewart self-producing the release, and mixing duties by UK heavyweight Jonathan Gilmore (Wolf Alice, The 1975, Nothing But Thieves).

Prior to the release of ‘Daisy Chain’ in November, Slowly Slowly will embark on a 17-date regional tour around Australia throughout August and October, including an extra-special under 18s show in Croydon at the very venue where Stewart played his first ever show at the age of 15.


SLOWLY SLOWLY AND FOUR TONE ARTISTS PRESENTS
2022 REGIONAL AUS TOUR 
Tickets on sale Thursday 9 June @ 9am –  https://www.slowlyslowlyband.com/

Friday 5 August 2022 – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Saturday 6 August 2022 – Eleven Dive Bar, Sunshine Coast
Thursday 11 August 2022 – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave
Friday 12 August 2022 – Torquay Hotel, Torquay
Saturday 13 August 2022 – Pelly Bar, Frankston
Thursday 18 August 2022 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Friday 19 August 2022 – Avalon RSL, Avalon
Saturday 20 August 2022 – Unibar, Wollongong
Saturday 27 August 2022 – Unibar, Hobart
Saturday 10 September 2022 – Valleyways, Camden
Friday 16 September 2022 – Ev’s Youth Centre, Croydon (U18)
Saturday 17 September 2022 – Ski Club, Darwin
Friday 30 September 2022 – Volta, Ballarat
Saturday 1 October 2022 – Kambri ANU, Canberra
Thursday 6 October 2022 – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns
Friday October 7 2022 – Otherwise Bar, Townsville
Saturday October 8 2022 – Sea Breeze, Mackay


‘DAISY CHAIN’ IS OUT FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER
PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE HERE


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