The Slow Summits – Time’s On Your Side

The Slow Summits is a four-piece pop band from Linköping, Sweden: Anders Nyberg, Lead vocals/Rhytm guitar/Percussion, Mattias Holmqvist Larsson, Bass guitar/Backing vocals, Karl Sunnermalm, Lead guitar/Acoustic guitar/Harmonica, Fredrik Svensson, Drums.
In their own words, “a bunch of stressed out middle class dreamers trying to write songs that will make the late washing up, the lawn mowing on rainy days, the ironing of non-iron shirts, the paying of past due bills and the early Saturday mornings in front of a telly showing people playing video games, a bit more jolly. Hopefully our songs will make you wonder, laugh, or nod in agreement. At best, they’ll be a momentary cure for the angst of everyday life, and will make you dance till your socks come off“.
Their previous releases consists in the -in some of the most indie corners of the indie establishment (like here), fairly acclaimed- EP Languid Belles and the singles Safe And Sorry, Not The One, Then Again and (Just Another) Holy Night.

Continuing with their attitude of understatement, they describe their music: “The songs aren’t extraordinary. The lyrics aren’t unique. However, they treat everyday life, its interactions, the shortcomings and dilemmas in ways you don’t hear every day. Humorous and honest. They’re songs in the key of midlife. They might come off as judgemental, sung from the backs of high horses, heckling to a point where Statler and Waldorf would have blushed. But the arrows are pointed just as much towards the band members themselves as towards anybody else. For the Slow Summits the melodies are what matters, the guitars are necessarily jangly and the craftsmanship is scarce. In the words of Mark E. Smith; It’s a mistreating of instruments to get feelings over. Hopefully our songs will make you feel. If not elated, then a wee bit warmer inside. The Slow Summits are the long johns of pop. Some days you will need us.

Time’s on your side is a praise for squandered opportunities. Literally, it’s about missed musical experiences. But mostly, it’s a song for the young. We want to say – there’s no need to worry so much. You don’t need to be an adrenaline junkie to make important experiences. It’s OK to take it slow. Sure, at times, you’re going to miss out on things, but that’s bound to happen no matter what. Enjoy life, don’t chase it. You’re going to be OK. Time’s on your side. Waste it well.

Time’s On Your Side

I never woke up
To that song about Roger McGuinn’s…
I never woke up
With her beside me humming along

With time on my side
Life could wait

I never took the stage
To make havoc at my secondary school
I never took the stage
To embarrass the headmaster and Miss Face

With time on my side
Life could wait

Now time’s on your side
Waste it well
Smash every sign that says carpe diem!

Don’t know where I was
When he sang the greatest love of all
Don’t know where I was
When Reading stared with condescending eyes

Now time’s on your side
Waste it well
Smash every sign that says carpe diem!

Now time’s on your side
Waste it well
Smash every sign that says carpe diem!

Time’s On Your Side is out now. Look HERE for more information on The Slow Summits.

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