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Lo-fi pop siblings Slonk and Flat Rufus preview new records with split EP

21 March 2018, 15:57 | Written by Laurence Day

Bristol brothers Joe and Harry Sherrin - aka solo artists Slonk and Flat Rufus, who also play together in post-hardcore gang Milo's Planes - have released a split EP featuring two tracks each.

Slonk and Flat Rufus both use the Sherrin Split EP to preview their respective full-lengths coming out in 2018.

Ever-prolific DIYer Slonk is following up January's split release with Cagework and his I'm Losing My Mind On The Outside Of Everything EP, which arrived in December. Flat Rufus is a "relatively new project" born from a lonely spell in a South Manchester bedroom-slash-studio - he's preparing to release his album (titled Canton) this summer.

Slonk's "Ladies Mile" is a breezy dose of makeshift maximalism, with piano, guitar, bass, drums, and sparring vocal strands all vying for the top of the musical dogpile - it's rough and raucous, but actually rather sweet. Slonk's second song "Familiar Air" is a totally different beast - it sees the multi-instrumentalist veering into darker realms, with vintage horror movie keys and ethereal blooms of voice and string.

"Follow, Please" - the first of Flat Rufus' pair of cuts - is a sparse, groggy typhoon with walkie-talkie vox and frothy layers of reverb. "Pixels" un-distils the ideas on "Follow, Please", stretching layers and the silence between notes.

Slonk plays London's Old Blue Last tonight (23 March) and Bristol's Old Bookshop on 24 March.

The Sherrin Split EP is out now. Grab it on Bandcamp.
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