Track of the Week

SLANT – La Danse

28th September 2020

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SLANT are a female fronted post-punk powerhouse, whose eclectic and experimental sound, gives off pure riot girl energy. Their latest single ‘La Danse’ draws from their glam rock influence and their 70s disco aesthetic to give you a weird, yet ever-so-wonderful self-described ‘alien disco’. This one is bound to make you boogie. 

What was your inspiration when you began writing the track?

Writing La Danse started as an ode to youth and nightlife; pulling inspiration from nights out we had experienced and observed. It’s about being on the dance floor and making that instant connection with someone across the room. The singing character is extremely playful and in control, with the verses playing as ‘the chase’ and ‘setting up the scene’ for them to finally strut over to the other and demand they buck up and kiss them in the explosive chorus.

Now La Danse can even take on a new meaning. Going out dancing and watching live music has become a distant dream/fantasy as all venues began shutting their doors at the beginning of lockdown with no sign of completely returning back to normal soon. La Danse is a song to listen to and imagine you’re on the dance floor at 4am, at your favourite bands gig or at an alien dsco!

Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?

As a band we all draw from different artists which helps us to create our own vibe. We draw from 70s glam rock to modern day pop and don’t like to limit our scope of inspiration. To name a few artists we would say: The B52’s, David Bowie and Wolf Alice.

What is key to your sound and how do you make your music stand out?

We have quite a variety of genres throughout our songs with some more high energy punky tracks and some unreleased laid back songs. Our variation helps keep us excited and hopefully gives a fresh take on our sound each time we release. If we were to pinpoint one thing it would be: the wackier the better!

How does your songwriting process work?

As a band it varies. Usually someone brings in a song or an idea that we all pick up and start creating the sonic identity of; playing with different sounds and parts until we get to one that feels right and sticks.

Describe your sound in 3 words…

Playful
Energetic
Eccentric

How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?

We developed the band while at BIMM and found each other through our mutual love of all things 70s and eccentric. Giving us opportunities to perform really cemented our vision of who we wanted to be as performers, with loads of great feedback to finesse the band.

What’s next for you?

We’re working on recording new tracks in the upcoming months ready for 2021. We are hoping the gigging landscape will be a lot clearer by then and in the mean-time we will continue to write and rehearse.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.