Published May 18, 2018Slow Buzz, the third release from Remember Sports (formerly Sports), finds the band at their most vulnerable while taking more risks sonically than ever before. Opening cut "Otherwise" coaxes you into the record with dulcet synth tones paired perfectly with Carmen Perry's vocals, until you are slapped in the face with that punky, poppy sound that Remember Sports do so well.
Remember Sports explore their sludgy side on tracks like "Dripping" and "Nothing's Coming Out," a tune that adds layer after layer of fuzz, building to a roar and then quickly dying off, fading into dust. The band just sound tougher on this record, like they replaced their jean jackets with leather ones.
I love that Remember Sports spend time revelling in their new toughness, with badass ripper "The 1 Bad Man," a catchy ode to acting shitty. Perry sings: "I'm not afraid of what I did / I'm not getting over it," as the band bounces along behind her, showing us all why we love this band, with riffs that instantly hook into you and don't let go.
Remember Sports are growing in leaps and bounds, and Slow Buzz is their most sonically diverse album while also being raw and emotional, taking it all and putting it into perfect pop packages. (Father Daughter)