Slow Pulp – the Chicago-via-Madison quartet composed of vocalist Emily Massey, guitarist/producer Henry Stoehr, bassist Alex Leeds, and drummer Teddy Mathews – today release their new album Yard on ANTI-.
Following a wide-ranging breadth of singles – the electric ‘Cramps,’ syrupy lead single ‘Slugs,’ sun-kissed radio anthem ‘Doubt’ and the contemplative ‘Broadview’ – Yard is already being hailed as the band’s best work to date.
Building upon the sticky hooks and dreamy rock seen in Slow Pulp’s earlier music, Yard crafts together a bigger sound. Through listless guitar, a raw-to-the-bone piano ballad, and belt-along worthy pop-punk, Slow Pulp tackles themes of isolation and the process of learning to be comfortable with yourself, along with the importance of learning to trust, love, and lean on others. The result is a lightning-in-a-bottle synthesis of what has made Slow Pulp one of the most beloved indie groups in recent memory.
Across Yard, Slow Pulp nestles comfortably into pockets of nuance, impressions, contradictions – sonics and lyrics finessed together to bottle the specific tension of a feeling you’ve never quite been able to find the right words for. Perhaps this spawns from the band’s own shared history and chemistry; in various ways, the four of them grew up – are still growing up – together.
Later this autumn, Slow Pulp will embark on an extensive tour in support of Yard, with UK dates already selling out and London being upgraded to The Garage. All currently-announced dates are listed below and remaining tickets are on sale now.
Slow Pulp UK / EU Tour Dates 2023
Wed Nov 29 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Thu Nov 30 – Jimmy’s, Liverpool, UK
Fri Dec 01 – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
Sat Dec 02 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin, IR – SOLD OUT
Mon Dec 04 – YES (Basement), Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
Tue Dec 05 – Strange Brew, Bristol, UK
Wed Dec 06 – The Garage, London, UK
Thu Dec 07 – The Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
Sat Dec 09 – Paradiso Upstairs, Amsterdam, NL
Sun Dec 10 – TRIX, Antwerp, BE
Mon Dec 11 – L’International, Paris, FR
Wed Dec 13 – Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin, DE
Thu Dec 14 – Conne Island, Leipzig, DE
Fri Dec 15 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, DE
Sat Dec 16 – Gleis 22, Munster, DE