Slowdance began as a band of friends who wanted to create the music they wanted to hear. Starting in 2009 with Thomas Quigley playing bass guitar, Luke Fox playing keyboards, Kyle McKeveny on guitar, and Quay Quinn-Settel as lead singer, the band was rounded out in 2010 with the addition of friend and drummer Sam Koppelman.
Slowdance draws influences from such disparate acts as New Order, Francoise Hardy, The Beach Boys, and Crystal Stilts. Quay sets the tone at their live shows with a voice best described as winsomely melancholic, a French disco songstress with a heavy heart. Thomas, Luke, Kyle and Sam steadily build a wall of sound that slowly breaks down within each song: guitars, drums, and keyboard playing off each other with the assurance of a band that knows itself well. Drawing upon elements of shoegaze, indie pop, disco, and even surf rock, it’s only in listening to them that you can truly understand the band’s unique approach to the pop vernacular
There’s a keen sense of romance to the band’s music, a sense that you could listen to them in Bushwick or in Lyons and still think “Hey, life is good, isn’t it?” Slowdance is a band to watch.