Slomo Casino Talks of Upcoming Music and Shows Too!


Indie pop soul act SLOMO CASINO have their upcoming EP out soon with the first single coming this fall. Lots of things are planned for the fall this year, including a couple of shows with the band hyped as can be for them with so much more in-store. The band talks of this below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The two of us (Jonny Ball & Jack Batchelor) are old friends, both graduates of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts, and have had our fair share of experience playing in bands. For years we’ve toured the UK and Europe as part of separate outfits, supporting the likes of The Libertines, Mallory Knox, Feeder and Coheed and Cambria. Over the past year, we decided to channel our mutual enthusiasm for songwriting, started to make music together; with ideas often stemming from drunken voice memos being sent back and forth that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy.. This exchange game quickly evolved into the DIY Indie Pop/Soul project now dubbed 'Slomo Casino’.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

We came up with the name sailing down a canal on a narrow boat at 4mph in thunder, lightning and torrential rain. Instead of taking a gamble with the crap weather, we moored up and turned the inside of the boat into a mini casino to pass the time. This was fun to begin with but there’s only so many games of ‘go fish’ a man can take. Our patience was tested, 48 hours seemed like a lifetime but it was worth it as the experience formed the name “SLOMO CASINO.”

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We’re a Manchester band and It’s got to be the most vibrant music scene In the world. Now its all opening up it’s the best place to be! 

4. How would you describe your style?

Indie-pop soul.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

The first single from our debut EP is coming out on 17th September. You can expect catchy melodies soulful twist, and an ear worm that you can’t shake.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We’re always writing and as soon as our first EP comes out on 17th September we’re straight back into the studio to start the next one. And as we always say, it’ll be the best one yet! 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We’ve got a couple of intimate acoustic shows planned and will be soon announcing a home show all coming autumn 2k21.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

After the EP comes out we are finishing off some covers of some of our favorite songs, and who knows - maybe a cheeky little Christmas number! The plan for 2k22 is to get back onto the road and release more music! 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Our first single is due to be released on all platforms late September, so stay tuned! 

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The most important thing to us is having a melody or a hook that someone can hold onto.

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