Songs To Learn And Sing – Slow Down Tallahassee – ‘Knees As Sweet As These.’



‘Knees As Sweet As These‘ By Slow Down Tallahassee.

Today’s song is tinged with more than a little sadness, regrettably Sheffield’s Slow Down Tallahassee, haven’t so much slowed down as stopped.  Their second album ‘Curly- Cuh’ , which arrives some three years after their much lauded début, is sadly the final stop on their musical journey. Once again they demonstrate their uncanny ability to wrap dark, frank lyrics in a sweet, infectious pop confection. It’s an album that deals with sticky fingered love, kitchen sink heartbreak, missed opportunities and ultimately death.

Nicola from the band describes ‘ Curly Cuh ‘ as “Lyrically it’s our death album; it makes a kind of artistic sense to us that it is released posthumously.” We shall be sad to see them go, after all they were one of the very first band’s we blogged about way back in 2007 (HERE), but we wish them well.  As they fade into ‘The Beautiful Light’ they bequeath us an album full of eloquent lyrics combined with  bitter sweet musical kisses, heavy with the scent of  impending doom and suffused with  a vague  sense that things are slowly falling apart. And as a musical epitaph I’d say it’s pretty damn perfect.  (Album rating 8/10)

Sounds like?  : A sugar coated cyanide pill.

Andy Von Pip

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  3. Just seen that Claire, one of SDT tragically passed away a few days ago. Loved this band. RIP.

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