US based blues-grunge trio Slothrust release brand new track 'Milking The Snake' as well as announcing themselves as the main support to Manchester Orchestra on their upcoming tour. After the success of the recent LP Everyone Else, a sold out US headline tour and Lollapalooza appearance, Slothrust have announced their brand new track 'Milking The Snake'; a B-side from 'Everyone Else' and a raucous and guitar heavy offering, the track leans far more towards their punk and grunge influences than previous releases. The band also today announced they will be main support to the Atlanta indie-rock act Manchester Orchestra on their UK and European tour, starting in Manchester, UK and ending in Hamburg, Germany.
Slothrust is Leah Wellbaum (Vocals,Guitars), Kyle Bann (bass), and Will Gorin (drums). The trio first staked out their unique strain of jazz and blues-afflicted rock with their debut in 2012. Their 2014 release 'Of Course You Do' included the song '7:30 am', which is featured as the theme for the self-destructive romance series 'You're The Worst', which established the band as a breed apart. Slothrust serves up deceptively clever epics that veer satisfyingly between incandescent riffing and pop hooks, winsome anxiety and powerful heft.
The band's 2016 release Everyone Else features complex rock anthems, including the singles "Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone" and "Rotten Pumpkin," that reward repeated listens, drawing heavily from their love of 90s grunge as much as their technical leanings. The band will be in the UK and Europe from October 21st. 'Milking The Snake' is available to listen to now.
Full live dates w/ Manchester Orchestra
21 OCT - Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
22 OCT - Glasgow, UK @ Garage
23 OCT - Leeds, UK @ Church
24 OCT - Birmingham UK @ Institute
26 OCT - London, UK @ Shepherd's Bush Empire
27 OCT - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
28 OCT - Bristol, UK @ SWX