Dreamy pop with assertive beats and organic tones
‘Details’, the new single from Edinburgh-based duo Slim Wrist, is a lush wave of electronic blissed out noise pop that lulls you into an uneasy groove while maintaining a pulsating energy hits hard and leaves you wanting more.
A live favourite, ‘Details’ is the second single from the upcoming album Closer For Comforting (due September 9) and it follows on in a delightful contrast from the fragmented dreamy pop of the first single and BBC Introducing Scotland Track of the Week ‘The Soft’.
Slim Wrist (FKA Super Inuit) are Fern Morris and Brian Pokora, their assertive beats and organic tones combine pop sensibilities with an understated poignancy. Their music has drawn comparisons to the likes of The Cocteau Twins as well as Portishead, Broadcast and Sylvan Esso.
The duo first started writing together after meeting online back in 2016, and have come from defined roles to a more organic unit over time that has evolved into the Slim Wrist of today, who have stripped a lot of the sprawling shoe gaze guitar washiness of their previous material in favour of a more direct approach to writing a pop track.
We introduced ‘Details’ to our live set and it’s always a highlight. It’s one of the more raw tracks of the album and we loved the energy and how hard it hits so it was an obvious choice for our second single. The starting point for the song was that insistent rolling kick, anchoring down the more ethereal vocal sample which pulses throughout, almost like it’s trying to contain it.