Over the years we’ve seen rock and even earthy Pop slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish and highly corporate. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser Rock” and I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll” into “Yoga, Vitamins, and Cheesy Pop” Of course millions of musical lemmings don’t know the difference, but not everyone is amused. Talking to many music fans out there the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something raw, something that’s pushes the envelope with a fresh sound that doesn’t leave it soul at the door. Something that doesn’t sound like Ke$sha or Katy Perry or Travis McCoy
So across my desk slides the new CD by Stockholm Sweden’s own Slim Llris entitled “Down to Earth.” What I heard put a smile on my face. It’s a nice easy flowing record that delivers solid songwriting with a nice folkish-rock feel. These guys remind me of a modern day Train, Jack Johnson, Rob Thomas, with maybe a hint of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and even Counting Crows. You will also hear a side of Power Pop, Americana, Classic Rock and even Folk. If you like the above bands you should definitely check out this CD. My favorite track is probably “Low” CD is available on CD BABY & can be downloaded on I — Tunes.
“Down to Earth” by Slim Loris is clearly a solid release with many feel good rock grooves with a pleasant rock driven guitar sound that is a pleasure to listen to. It’s a record that gives us a fresh glimpse at an amazing band from Sweden and takes us back a few years — before everything started sounding like — well Ke$sha or Katy Perry or Travis McCoy.
Edited by Cyrus Rhodes