Wednesday 4 August 2021

Canadian Stoner/Doom Act Slowpoke Release New "Slumlord" Single!

Canadian Doom/Punk/Psychedelic band Slowpoke release the second single - "Slumlord" from their debut self-titled album which previously premiered at The Ripple Effect.

The track can be heard below as well as all other major platforms

Slowpoke adds: “Slumlord is a straight up punk tune with a twist. It was written after an experience Ben Chapman-Smith had with a landlord in St John’s and serves as a cathartic release from all the frustrations of renting from unqualified and opportunistic landlords.”.

Canadian Doom/Punk/Psychedelic band Slowpoke are set to release their debut self titled LP August 22nd 2021. The LP was recorded mixed by Rick Hollett at Redhouse Recording in NL Canada (sHeavy, Hey Rosetta!) and mastered by Chris Keffer (Black Keys, Cheap Trick) at Magnetic North Studio in Utah, USA. Slowpoke adds “It’s been a privilege working with such a talented team. We worked hard on the album and we can’t wait to get it out there.”

Slowpoke’s self-titled debut runs the gamut of heavy genres. It features epic, psychedelic passages that transition to fast punk rock, righteous riffs, fuzz-laden doom and some straight up rock and roll. Slowpoke keeps things interesting with progressive songwriting and by drawing from a wide range of inspiration including bands like Clutch, The Melvins, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Sabbath and many more.

In addition, Slowpoke releases a teaser for the album which can be heard here:

The album will be available on all major platforms August 22nd.


Slowpoke formed in St John's Newfoundland Canada in 2018 by Ben Chapman-Smith (Bass, Vocals) and Cameron Legge (Guitar). In early 2019 Adam Young (Drums) joined the band. The trio went on to record the bedrock of their upcoming album ‘Slowpoke” and closed the night at Still Heavy’s Midsummer Mayhem 3 festival and were dubbed the “hidden gem of the evening” by Tony Carew owner of Still Heavy. COVID-19 made live performances a non-option in 2020 so Slowpoke went inside and worked away at their release, and applied for a MusicNL Artist development grant which they received in January 2021. Upon receiving the grant Slowpoke enlisted the services of Rick Hollet at Redhouse Recording (sHeavy, Hey Rosetta!) for Mixing and Chris Keffer at Magnetic North (The Black Keys, Cheap Trick) studios for Mastering. Slowpoke is currently performing in Newfoundland and has an album release show planned at the Rockhouse in St. Johns on August 21st 2021 with The Birchmen and local legends sHeavy.

Slowpoke is:

Cameron Legge: Guitar
Ben Chapman - Smith: Bass, vocals
Adam Young: Drums

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