Swedish indie-rock duo Slide release their debut single ‘Laugh Some More’ on November 16th through If Music Could Talk /AWAL. Taken from their debut EP ‘Into Happiness’ which is set for release in Spring 2019, it encapsulates their spirit perfectly. Rough around the edges but with plenty of heart, like all their rock heroes before.
Speaking about the track Slide aka Albin Skeppholm and Simon Werner explain, “It’s about having an unhealthy relationship to everything that makes you happy and turning everything into a drug. It’s finding yourself not being able to have a healthy relationship with anything.”
The formation of Slide wasn’t exactly love at first sight. In fact, they didn’t even like each other. When the two halves of this dangerously exciting rock duo – Albin and Simon – first met, it wasn’t quite a fit. “We had to work together at school and at first it didn’t click at all. It seemed like we hated each other a little bit,” Albin says. Don’t worry things improved. After meeting and bonding at unhappy moments in their lives, they channelled those struggles into their music. The result? Life-affirming rock music poised to change everything.
Musically, Slide channel some of their big influences – the inventiveness of Red Hot Chili Peppers, the languishing guitar tones of Nirvana, plus Oasis’ penchant for anthemic chorus’ and even going further at times to Beck-esque indie-pop. Their sound is devastatingly honest at points but that’s all part of the charm.
‘Laugh Some More’ is out November 16th through If Music Could Talk /AWAL.