Slim Loris is a Stockholm-based indie pop rock/Americana powerhouse. The band consists of Mattias Cederstam on vocals, bass, and piano, Jonas Ellenberg on the drums, and Leon Lindström is on guitar and vocals. They are very similar to Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, The Avett Brothers, and The Band.
Their first track on their second album, Future Echoes and Past Replays, “Fear of Flying,” has a very traditional indie rock sound. It isn’t overly complicated and I like that it is a very catchy song. While some bands like to have really fancy guitar riffs, chords, progressions, and other frills, it is very refreshing to see a band that is playing straight-forward, effective music.
“Head on the Floor” is another really impressive track. It also exemplifies the clarity in the band’s music. This is especially noticeable in the vocals and lyrics, which aren’t too experimental – they play it fairly safe in their songwriting. However, the music is still very nice and mellow. The melodies also sound like traditional Americana, which is really unique considering that Slim Loris is a Swedish band.
Their new album, Future Echoes and Past Replays, is pretty awesome! It was released on May 19 and is worth a listen. Feel free to check it out at the Slim Loris Bandcamp page.