London-based band Sloes create the type of music that you imagine scoring dramatic moments in film. It’s rousing. It’s soaring. It gets under your skin, in the best possible way. If you’re yet to experience it then keep an eye out for their new EP, All In The Mind, released July 7, but before that lead singer Jerome talks us through his life in music.
The first album I ever bought was Bad by Michael Jackson. It was on vinyl and I loved every track.
The Greatest by Cat Power. "Once I wanted to be the greatest, two fists of solid rock and brains that could explain any feeling" every time I sing those lyrics I have hairs that stand up on the back of my neck.
I'd have to say Nick Cave. He's so prolific and he's written so many poetic songs about such a wide range of topics. He doesn't shy away from expressing his feelings and I admire that about anyone who's constantly in the public gaze.
I think Once In A While feels a little special because I wrote it from the perspective of someone else.
I'd definitely take Leftism by Leftfield. Probably a cheat but then I’d take Leonard Cohen The Best Of. We had it on vinyl when I was a kid and I would play it for hours and come in singing “Marriane” to kids at school on Monday. Finally, Master and Everyone by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. It’s one of the most beautiful albums I've ever heard.
Great question. Leonard Cohen (if he was still with us), Loudon Wainwright, Nick Cave, Grace Jones and Patti Smith. That’s some serious conversation and entertainment right there. I think going for people who have been there and done it would lead to more interesting chat.