Slowrush are a Bordeaux-based Anglo-French trio who deliver alternative pop numbers featuring timeless tunes, verses, choruses, and bridges in convenient three-minute packages.

Guitarist and lead vocalist Tim Pike draws on years spent listening to classic melodic British artists such as Blur, XTC and Joe Jackson. His son Dorian Pike is on drums, bringing a refreshing millennial touch to proceedings, citing influences including Everything Everything, Foals and Tame Impala. On bass, Olivier Rols has an enviable track record in local bands and is equally at home playing rock, jazz and even punk! After collaborating on various one-off projects in recent years, forming a bona fide band came naturally to the three musicians.

Slowrush released the new four-song 'Neighbourhood E.P.' in June 2021 across all streaming platforms. Once again the songs bridge the gap between Britpop and Bordeaux by covering local themes such as the mysterious story of disgraced silent movie star Max Linder, and the worthy purpose behind the bronze 3D map sculptures positioned at various locations in the city centre. Creating musical atmospheres that are reminiscent of early Coldplay at times and Ben Folds Five at others, the new E.P. touches on styles as varied as alternative pop and indie rock, Motown and even hints of reggae!

The Neighbourhood E.P., available on all streaming platforms here: https://linktr.ee/slowrush

This new release follows on from 'The Parallel World E.P.', which came out in July 2020 and is also available on CD (via the band's Bandcamp page), and the standalone singles 'Overnight' and 'Urban Experiment' (the latter featured in Spotify's influential Courant Alternatif playlist).

Slowrush are currently monitoring developments on the local music scene, and are looking forward to plugging in their instruments and performing their entertaining live set again. Upcoming dates include Thursday 9th December at Brasserie Mira in La Teste-de-Buch, Tuesday 21st June 2022 for the Fête de la Musique in Saint Jean-d'Illac, and Friday 8th July at Brasserie Garvoul in Chamouillac.

You can follow the band’s adventures on Instagram (@slowrushband), Twitter (@slowrushband) and Facebook (@slowrushbdx)!

Contact : Tim Pike slowrushband@gmail.com / +33 6 81 23 18 87

Left-right: Olivier Rols, Dorian Pike, Tim Pike.