Slove review by Jerry Bouthier Tillate magazine

Slove review by Jerry Bouthier Tillate magazine

SLOVE
‘Le Danse’
(PSCHENT)
New French artist alert! Slove is the project of Swedish guitarist relocated in Paris Leo Hellden (ex-Aswefall) and dj/producer Julien Plaisir de France (aka Sweet Light, remember ‘Abusator’?). Sharing a mutual fondness for all things shoegazy and post-rock, they decided to combine their skills and write spiky, hypnotic pieces onto which friends-guest vocalists have put vocals… and presto, an album was conceived. Echoes of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine resonate here and there, as well as other timeless references such as Can, Gang Of Four, Cocteau Twins, Grauzone… With its big, spacious sound, clear and rugged at the same time (think Tom Vek), Slove does a lot with a minimal guitar-bass-keyboard-drums set-up (à la The XX or The Cure circa ‘Seventeen Seconds’). With the right frontman/woman in tow, these two sure could go a long way… 8/10 (Jerry Bouthier)