Listen: Cardiff’s Slate Share New Single ‘Remoter Heaven’ and Announce Debut EP

Cardiff’s finest, Slate prepare for a big summer as they release the haunting ‘Remoter Heaven’

Rising from the celebrated music scene of the Welsh Capital, Slate have made a name for themselves in the last year with two celebrated single releases (St Agatha/Tabernacl), and they continue to ride this success with announcment of their forthcoming EP ‘Deathless’ (May 17th). Along with the releases, Slate have announced 2 staple headline shows at The Windmill, Brixton and Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff to go along with their list of summer dates which include Green Man Festival. 

In this latest cut, lead singer Jack Shephard sings from the perspective of a child playing with a flower, until they cut themselves on a thorn and begin to cry. Though a simple narrative, Shephard’s performance is as poetic and grand as ever.  Once again Slate demonstrate their talent of creating imagery through their instrumentals as it surrounds you with a ripping guitar lead, grungey bass, a barking drum track and eerie backing vocals. 

On the track, Shephard says “I liked the idea of writing a very simple narrative to a big, epic song –  something as modest as the story of a child playing in some flowers and then bursting into tears when a thorn pricks their leg. The words are an ode to that sensitivity we embrace when we are young. Then, when we become adults, we insist on subjugating all of that wonderful, absurd rage.”

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Photo by Sam Steves

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