Slow Dancer at The Gasometer


  • Slow Dancer Melbourne, Australia

    Simon Okely is lost in time. Or at least, his songs sound that way: warm, near-whispered indie-rock love letters to the 60s and 70s rhythm and blues records his parents would play on family car rides down Australia’s winding west coast, heavy on nostalgia and even heavier on imagination.

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“[‘Don’t Believe’ is a] soulful serenade to a detached lover, it blends laid-back drums, soft guitar and fuzzy, plucky synthesizers to make a smooth '70s sound.” - NPR

“Silky smooth...spindly and soulful.” - Stereogum

“Okely’s soulful, Stax-inflected vocals and stinging guitar work stand out in any crowd.” - Billboard

“An album that seeps into your consciousness...In a Mood creates a blanket of sound, each layer blending smoothly, a sonic gradient of guitar, organ, strings, bass, and vocals.” - Noisey

“‘It Goes On’ sounds completely effortless, and it’s the ease with which Slow Dancer flits between country-influenced guitar licks to something closer to indie-rock that makes him such a fascinating prospect.” - DIY

Melbourne, Australia’s Slow Dancer—the moniker of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Simon Okely—will release his stunning new album In A Mood on June 9th via Pieater/ATO Records, and today he shares a simply moving music video for its current single 'It Goes On'. After appearing alongside Margaret Glaspy and Cameron Avery on their recent Australian tours as well as playing select US and UK dates which included SXSW, Slow Dancer will bring his new record to life on July 6 in Melbourne, July 7 in Brisbane and July 14 in Sydney.