Slackers Symphony formed around the nucleus of Cork-born brothers Ed and James Grannell in a bid to conjure the symphonic from two acoustic guitars, to coax the grandiose from the minimal. As the project’s scope broadened the line-up expanded to include Brian Mannion on drums, Marcin Nowak on Bass and Nathan Maher on Synthesizer.
Their style lies in the fertile void between the progressive and the enduringly familiar, drawing in influences ranging from electronica and new wave to grunge. Debut single ‘Episode in Denial’ garnered positive reviews propelled by the unyielding robotic stomp of its strident double guitar introduction. The group has earned a reputation for energetic live performances around the country and on the festival circuit while all the while honing their impeccable pop sensibilities on second single ‘Outside’, which was made “Track of the Day” by BBC Radio Ulster.
Their debut e.p. Summer’s Coming was released in February 2016, thrilling those who packed out Whelan’s Mainstage for the launch gig. The band is currently working on their debut album, scheduled for release in late 2016.
“Slackers’ Symphony are a smorgasbord of rock influences from various eras which tumble together in a thrilling propulsive fashion.”
-GoldenPlec.com – EP Review for debut EP ‘Summer’s Coming
“This is frenetically rifftastic with a powerful jaunty harmonious melody, that you won’t be able to resist stomping your foot to, whilst grinning from ear to ear.” – BBC Ulster, Across the Line Track of the Day for second single ‘Outside’)