Slow Cinema – “Sizzler”


“Sizzler” flaunts a rock-forward mystique throughout, courtesy of Slow Cinema, a band from Newcastle, Australia. Drawing from prior decades — from the ferocity of ’90s alt-rock to the rhythmic suaveness of ’70s artists — the band call “Sizzler” their “heaviest song to date.”

Pulsing guitars and understated vocals lead to the raucous, invigorating “I’m on a mission,” proclamation. “I’ll just sit inside, I’ll wait, yeah I’ll hide,” the suave vocals continue during the enamoring chorus, showing shades of early Arctic Monkeys (and touting another reference point: “00s indie faves.”) The guitar-driven momentum and rising vocals — swelling from halted composure to ardent escalation — make for an exciting sound from start to finish.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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