The Slytones

Live Act Prog Blues Gospel Psychedelic Rock Psychedelic
The Slytones  - Prog Blues Gospel Psychedelic Rock Psychedelic Live Act in Brighton

The Slytones Short Info

With a sound that encompasses everything from schizophrenic fairground avant-pop and queasy skanking swamp-ska to crunching left-brain hard rock and mad scientist anti-funk, this twelve-legged creative force are simply one of the most inventive and mind-boggling bands to emerge from the UK in years. Formed in 2006 as a trio, these clown-faced fidgets from the sunny south coast have since expanded into a well-oiled sextet and are gleefully injecting some theatricality, colour and mischievous menace back into a British rock scene that too often chases its own tail to no avail. You have never heard or seen anything quite like them. That’s a promise.

With a mind-bending array of influences informing their perfectly crafted bursts of sonic dementia, The Slytones are a band revelling in the limitless possibilities conjured by the human imagination. With a shared love of The Doors, Mr. Bungle, Queens Of The Stone Age and Jimi Hendrix and lessons learned from such diverse sources as Motown, psychedelia, gospel, jazz and Afrobeat, the band’s hissing cauldron of extraordinary ideas and noises was always destined to produce a remarkable aural soup, heavy on the spice and with subtly hallucinogenic qualities thrown in for good measure. With two acclaimed self-released EPs under their collective cummerbund and a formidable reputation for mesmerising live performances that redefine the whole concept of controlled chaos – including numerous festival appearances and an unforgettable support slot with The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown in their native Brighton - The Slytones have paid their dues, honed their skills and are now ready to erupt from the shadows like a multi-limbed frenzy of guile, gall and greasepaint with not a hint of contrivance or compromise to tarnish their music’s malevolent gleam.

2015 looks certain to be the year that The Slytones explode into the quivering subconscious of music fans around the UK and beyond. After the tantalising release of a brand new single and video, the deliciously infectious She Said She Came From The Sea, the band will be unleashing their self-titled debut album and embarking on a sustained campaign of live shows and festival hijacks. An exhilarating carnival of lacerating hooks, angular grooves, sanity-threatening rhythmic switcheroos and sumptuous but subversive instrumentation, it will delight, hypnotise and terrify in equal measure.

As the band themselves proudly state: “The Slytones have created a monster. It is called The Slytones.”

With a sound that encompasses everything from schizophrenic fairground avant-pop and queasy skanking swamp-ska to crunching left-brain hard rock and mad scientist anti-funk, this twelve-legged creative force are simply one of the most inventive and mind-boggling bands to emerge from the UK in years. Formed in 2006 as a trio, these clown-faced fidgets from the sunny south coast have since expanded into a well-oiled sextet and are gleefully injecting some theatricality, colour and mischievous menace back into a British rock scene that too often chases its own tail to no avail. You have never heard or seen anything quite like them. That’s a p...

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Past Gigs The Slytones

  • 11 | 2015 The Forum, Tunbridge Wells The Slytones plus support
  • 10 | 2015 Komedia, Brighton The Slytones supporting The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  • 08 | 2015 Winchester Boomtown Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Bath Further @ The Royal Oak
  • 05 | 2015 Brighton, UK The Great Escape Festival
  • 03 | 2015 Hootananny's, London Stranger Than Paradise
  • 02 | 2015 Islington Metal Works, London Rumpus Party
  • 01 | 2015 Green Door Store, Brighton, UK The Slytones w/Oaf + She Crazy

Discography The Slytones

  • 2010 The Slytones - The Psychedelic Sounds Of EP | Self-released
  • 2009 The Slytones - The Slytones EP | Self-released

Media

  • Sound Time Don't Wait For Strangers
  • Sound Run Rabbit Run
  • Video The Slytones - Thomas Thumb...
  • Video The Slytones - Empire (Live)
  • Video The Slytones 'Time Don't Wa...
  • Video The Slytones - Don't Leave ...
  • Video The Slytones - Sleeping Bea...
  • Video The Slytones - Goldie Locks...
  • Video The Slytones - She Said She...
  • Video The Slytones - Shake The Cage

Origin

  • Brighton GB

Founded

  • 2006

Members

  • Ashley Edwards Vocals/guitar
  • Bradley Wescott Lead guitar
  • Chip Phillips Keyboards/bv's
  • Chris Warren Bass
  • Freddie Hills Drums/bv's
  • Robin 'O Keeffe Percussion/samples/bv's