Describing their style as ‘Modernist Blues’, Slow Waves toy with tried and tested blues forms to create music that is simultaneously unique and nostalgic. Singer/songwriter Ryan Nicolussi's voice evokes the dynamics of Nina Simone, and the snarl of Howlin’ Wolf.
Reverting to the more grass-roots, community style of self-promotion, the band has been touring independently up and down the east coast of Australia for the past 18 months.
Their current release features delta blues inspired number, Eternal Return – a lyrical expression of existential angst embodied by a gang-vocal refrain.
“With each howled vocal, screeching guitar solo, slinking bassline and booming drum fill, the band edged closer and closer to impacting on their threats of being the best band in the city” – David Young (AU Review)