Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Real Estate, The National
Dave Rogers - guitar, keys, vocals Ben Birchall - vocals, guitar Darren Vlah - drums, percussion Glenn Arnup - bass, vocals
Jackson Browne, Guided By Voices, You Am I
Slow Fades are a new project with an impeccable Australian indie pedigree. Led by songwriter Ben Birchall (Klinger, The Corrections, Duke Batavia) and multi-instrumentalist Dave Rogers (D.Rogers, Ben Lee), Slow Fades is the widescreen sound of four musicians who know each other inside and out, but are still searching for something just over the canyon.
Their debut EP ‘Canyon Songs’ uses their well-worn indie rock as a starting point, but has one eye on the bittersweet sound of the 70s rock of Tom Petty, Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen. The result is a polished, accomplished debut release, produced by multi-instrumentalist Rogers. Veering from the hooky, anthemic ‘Leave The Canyon’ to the spiky ‘Knocking’, to the George Harrison-via-Brian Eno drone of ‘Vikings’, ‘Canyon Songs’ is a debut brimming with confidence.