EP Premiere: Demon Days – Taking It Slow This Time

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

It's our pleasure to today bring you Demon Days' brand new EP Taking It Slow This Time, which will be released tomorrow, October 2nd. Their latest EP follows in the footsteps of their debut release Magic Eye, which was released last year — though their debut EP was impressive, their sophomore offering shows an immense amount of growth from the band.

The EP spans six tracks that showcase their alluring fusion of jazz, funk, and Demon Days' formidable musicianship. As evident in the EP's title, the band aimed to take their time with the release to ensure that each track was crafted to perfection. They spent more time refining their writing and set out to produce their own music from start to finish. Taking It Slow This Time also saw the band collaborate with other musicians and bring other instrumentalists into their world.

Taking It Slow This Time features tracks like their most recent single 'Gravel', which was written by vocalist and lyricist Bella Nicholls after she was diagnosed with vocal nodules. The track is home to buoyant synth pads, lustrous vocals, and a vivacious bassline. 

The EP also features an extended version of their previous single 'Hands-Free'. Despite the groovy nature of the instrumentals, the track is a powerful reflection of the sexual assault of men. When the track was released in August, Nicholls' said, "Society is making men feel uncomfortable and embarrassed to talk about their experiences - which is just leading to the systematic problem of toxic masculinity. This song is for all the ‘Andy’s that have felt too diminished to come forward with their trauma."

Not only has Demon Days served six slices of perfection with Taking It Slow This Time, but the band have also seasoned it with pure magic — their second offering deserves to be devoured over-and-over again.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

Listen to Taking It Slow This Time by Demon Days below:

Tour Dates:
October 4th - Si Paradiso, Perth
October 5th - Field Good Festival, Adelaide
October 6th - Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
October 11th - Altar Bar, Hobard (co-headlining with First Beige)
October 12th - Night Cat, Melbourne (co-headlining with First Beige)
October 18th - Nofi Presents: Something Good, Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle (co-headlining with First Beige)
October 19th - Oxford Art Factory Birthday Party, Sydney (co-headlining with First Beige)
October 26th - Hidden Lanes Festival, Brisbane
October 31st - BRAT Social, Norma Jeans, Mandurah
November 1st - Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
November 2nd - WAMFest, Perth (U18)
November 8th - Mojo's, Fremantle

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