Album Review: Sly & The Family Drone – Gentle Persuaders (Love Love Records)

‘Gentle Persuaders’ is the Love Love debut from London based neo-noise-jazz outfit Sly & The Family Drone. In the form of a four track long player, Sly vomit forth a smooth serving of curious and clattering noise not devoid of fun.

With their unusual and interactive live shows, the group cut their teeth stunning the audiences of punk and noise scenes across the UK and Europe. Now, Sly & The Family Drone present their most complete recording to date; a rush of sheer ataxia ushering in a new age of noise. The album is out on April 26th 2019.

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There are going to be few releases as odd as this, this year. A mind-boggling amalgamation of noise-rock, jazz and much more, it’s an album that is like marmite, you’re either going to love it or hate it.

We love it. Simply because it is so odd. There are no descriptions that can do the madness justice. From Heaven’s Gate Dog Agility’s dissonant noir echoes to Jehovah’s Wetness that sounds like signals sent from space with increasing intensity as we reach the finale.

In between we have New Free Spirits Falconry & Horse and Votive Offerings. Both tracks equally as insane. The former’s drum beat really getting under the skin while the latter is the stuff of waking nightmares.

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Sly & The Family Drone – Gentle Persuaders Full Track Listing:

1. Heaven’s Gate Dog Agility
2. New Free Spirits Falconry & Horse
3. Votive Offerings
4. Jehovah’s Wetness

The album can be ordered via Love Love Records here. Earlier releases can also be picked up via Sly & The Family Drone’s Bandcamp and more information found via their Facebook Page & Twitter.


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Sly & The Family Drone - Gentle Persuaders (Love Love Records)
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