We are very happy to announce SLUG are playing at The Harley on Monday 26th October!
If you’re a BBC 6 Music listener you’ll be no stranger to SLUG.
Their debut single ‘Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped in Plastic’ made it onto the playlist last October and Marc Riley (his ‘favourite band of the moment’) recently invited the band in for a session.
SLUG is Ian Black, a former member of the Field Music live band and a merrily disruptive influence on the North East music scene for more than a decade. For SLUG Ian sought the help of Peter and David Brewis of Field Music to help record the album at their Wearside studio with the brothers adding occasional drums, synths and percussion to Ian’s elaborate home-brewed constructions.
With SLUG, Ian appears to have consumed and spat out proggy Italian horror film soundtracks, Erik Satie, Zeppelin-esque knotty riffing, snippets of synth-heavy disco, post-punk’s more dub-centric excursions and even a smattering of Hall & Oates’ new wave blue-eyed soul.The band conists of the brothers Brewis (engineered and co-produced the album as well as adding extra textures), Andrew Lowther and Rhys Patterson.