I lick my lips, rub my thighs and turn on Egon by The Slow Painters. I’m instantly hit with a flurry of instrumentation that reminds me of the Radiohead album, Hail To The Thief. It culminates in an explosion of sound into the chorus, forcing me to throw my table over and dance like I’m a puppet on a set of ever-moving strings. They calm it down a bit now; praise the Lord, I was a tad overwhelmed. It’s only a minute and a half into the song, and it has an entirely new feel to it.
There’s a bit of a build-up, then The Slow Painters pick up the pace again, and I don’t know how to feel. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions! I throw my table over once more. In the same emotional vein as Bohemian Rhapsody, Egon takes you on a journey; making you experience all the right emotions lurking within you in just over four minutes. It’s exciting, reflective, energetic and gets your heart racing. I defy you to keep yourself sat down for this one.
They keep this tempo up for the rest of Egon, and then, just like that, it’s over. Please, sir, I want some more. I enjoyed that far too much. I hit play again, and know that this one will be on the soundtrack to the Shagging Grounds (what I’ve named my flat) for sure. What a banger! I love it so much; I’m starting a tribute band to these lads, The Slower Painters. Apply within, must be able to carry my towels.
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