Over the last five years Melbourne pop-punk heroes Slowly Slowly have captured the hearts of a young generation of Australian music fans.

On their third record Race Car Blues the band translate their live energy into some impassioned performances, with songs such as You Are Bigger Than This Town and Safety Switch (featuring Bec Stevens) boasting a rousing chorus. The band counterbalance these anthemic moments with a striking tenderness on Superpower, which is centred around Ben Stewart’s affecting vocal and a lone guitar. Just when many lay claim that the glory days of emo are over, Slowly Slowly remain proof that this is far from the case.

Race Car Blues by Slowly Slowly is out now UNFD.

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