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“Strange” is Slonk's important reminder to allow our eccentricities to shine

24 January 2019, 12:56 | Written by Sean Kerwick

Bristolian songwriter Joe Sherrin (aka Slonk) has released “Strange”, the epic fuzzed-out closing track from his Holidays EP due out tomorrow.

Slonk has harvested a collection of beautifully lo-fi tunes over the past few years and “Strange” is a bright shining gem amongst them. Sounding like a stadium anthem squeezed into the claustrophobic confines of a basement venue, the track builds from muted beginnings to a roaring crescendo of a finale as it adds violins, harmonicas and backing vocals to the sonic tapestry, making the themes of isolation and alienation feel like something to celebrate.

Sherrin describes the song as “a typically self-deprecating song about feeling anxious in certain social situations; having menial and awkward conversations with people you don't really care about or want to have menial and awkward conversations with.”

Testament to the bizarre nature of Slonk's sound, “Strange” is a celebration of idiosyncrasies.

“Strange” and the Holidays 7” EP are released on 25 January via Breakfast Records. Catch Slonk at The Windmill in Brixton on 9 February and find him on Facebook.
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