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SLOWLY BUILDING WEAPONS - New Album Out In December, Two Songs Available For Streaming

Australian/Japanese experimental doom/shoegaze trio Slowly Building Weapons are ready to release on 4th December via Bird's Robe Records their new album entitled Echos. This is a follow up to in 2017 released Sunbirds, and Echos takes a sharp turn away from the sound of their previous effort, which was described as "genre-crushing amazingness. To compare this to anything doesn't really do it justice."

Somehow Slowly Building Weapons have succeeded in forging their own path through a myriad of influences from doom, shoegaze, post-punk, post-rock & metal, indie-rock and pieces of early hardcore. With daring experiments in production that will both alarm and excite listeners, the largely self-produced effort nevertheless still 'sounds' like a Slowly Building Weapons record, whatever that might be.

Slowly Building Weapons now made available for streaming two singles. First is named "Foal To Mare" and they describe it this way: "This is a place we haven't been before. It started off a simple melody on keys, then we started building it up from there. At one point it stalled and we nearly let the song go.....but then Craig added a bass line straight from the disco gods, and it all fell together from there. The end result is kinda like a standard rock single but with a lot going on under the surface. Lyrically this song is about drawing from a long line of ancestors you don't know, and tapping into their traits to survive."

The second single is "Heaven Collapse" and the band says: "This was one of the last songs we wrote for the album. It's like a traditional Slowly Building Weapons song that's all grown up now, or something. Lyrically this song is about detaching from mainstream jobs and finding autonomy through self-sufficiency."

About the new album the band has to say: "Our previous two albums, Nausicaa and Sunbirds, were each anchored in a certain style/genre - then we tried to get creative around that. For Echos, we pulled up the anchor and let ourselves drift off. It took years of drifting, but we ended up in a place that felt more at home then where we started. Then when it was time to record, our main aim was to capture the sound of the band in a room - and then hang onto that as tightly as possible. So that's what you're hearing on the album, it's us playing live in the big room at Studio 301, with the exception of Nick who pre-recorded his vox in Japan, then we used different techniques to 'put him in the room with us'. There's obviously overdubs and other things added afterwards, but we really tried to keep it as 'real' as possible. It was a challenging process, but I think we achieved what we set out to do. This is a unique album and we're really keen to share it with everyone." Link