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The Frost & The Concrete

by Slow Decades

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Debut CD Album by Slow Decades.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Frost & The Concrete via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Ambient Violence (Single), Hinterlands, Faded Glamour (Single), Broadcast (Single), and The Frost & The Concrete. , and , .

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Confetti 02:42
The Chaos 02:05
Real Men 02:03
In My Room 02:12
Hesitation 02:51
Our End 01:56
Television 03:01


Press for 'The Frost & The Concrete':

'The Frost and The Concrete is full of lush melodic songs which really do merit a lot more love than I’ve seen them receive thus far.'- Drowned In Sound.

'Some of these songs have been loved and given life at gigs for many years and time has now granted them a place on this very special debut. It is the organic result and generous gift of musicians living and breathing the music that they love.' NE:MM

'Everlasting melodies, lush instrumental details, melancholic lyrics and warm vocals. A truly gorgeous LP demanding your attention.'- Bloodbuzzed.

'Thoughtful, insightful and well crafted. This is satisfying indie-pop built up with strings and classy touches....prepare to swoon and cry'- Jumbo Records


released December 22, 2014

Recorded by James Armstrong
Additional Recording by Blank Studios, Ian Evans and Tom Hollingworth
Mixed by James Armstrong and Paul Gardner
Mastered by James Armstrong

Additional Musicians
Miriam Bennet - cello
Rebecca Evans - bass clarinet
Kate Edwards - vocals

All songs by Slow Decades
All words by Ben Lowes-Smith

Artwork by Ben Lowes-Smith and Andrew Parrington

Special thanks to Jane Hollingworth, and to the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Slow Decades are...

Ben Lowes-Smith
Paul Gardner
Gary Cameron
John Egdell
Sam Sheppard



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Slow Decades Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

"Walking the line between the retro indie-pop stylings of Camera Obscura and the grandiose flourish of White Lies" - For The Rabbits

"Look no further for dusty songs saturated with an unpolished, melancholy splendour" - NARC.
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