Slackrr are easily one of the most talked-about bands in the UK underground circuit right now. Hailing from Southampton, the band has only been active for just 4 years and in that time, they have taken some giant leaps forward in becoming a well-known and widely-loved name across the UK punk and rock scene. Slackrr’s debut single ‘Closest to Perfect’ was first aired on BBC Introducing in 2018, and since then the band have toured endlessly around the UK, playing over 500 shows and festivals in this short space of time with positive feedback coming out their ears.
Slackrr released their first ever EP ‘I Know’ back at the start of 2019, which was limited to just 200 copies only and hand-signed to make them extra special. The EPs sold out on their online store in just 48 hours with a handful left exclusively for sale at their shows.
In 2019, the band were asked to play at the legendary Isle of Wight Festival as headliners on their stage on the Friday night. Due to the hugely positive reception to their live performance the band were invited back to the main arena of Isle Of Wight Festival 2021, and again in 2022. Their self-released official studio debut album ‘Time, It Waits For No One,’ was also released on the same day. The album received an incredible reaction from fans and reviewers alike, and in July of 2019, their single ‘Nerve’ reached No.1 in the Radio Indie Alliance charts, and remained in the UK Top 10 and Global Top 50 for over two weeks. With appearances on BBC Introducing, BBC Live Sessions, and with an array of positive reviews from a multitude of BBC Radio Shows across the country including multiple appearances on BBC Radio Kent & BBC Introducing, the band receive incredible praise and continued support from Voice FM, The Mike James Rock Show, Glastonbury FM, TotalRockRadio, The Rock Goddess Radio Show, Rock Rage Radio, and Hard Rock Hell Radio.
For the release of their second full-length record in March 2022, the band signed withLost Music Collective, run by Vinnie Fiorello (Drummer/Lyricist for Less Than Jake, and founder of Fueled By Ramen Records: Jimmy EatWorld, Fall Out Boy, Paramore and Panic! At TheDisco) The album ‘A PlaceThat Feels Like Home’ received an incredibly positive reaction from fans and reviewers alike, with high praise from Kerrang! Radio,Rock Sound, BBC and the single ‘Playing With Fire,’which premiered in NewNoise Magazine, achieved airplay on Kerrang! RadioFresh Blood, which led to them being featured artist of the week for 3 consecutive weeks. Their single, ‘Waves ’received praise from RockSound Magazine, ‘We Are’ achieved high praise from Kerrang! Unleashed andthe track ‘The Current’ is featured in Deficit Games’ brand new game, VRSKATER, currently available on Steam Early Access, and coming to SONY PlayStation 5 on VR2 in summer 2023. Gaining coverage from the likes of Rock Sound, Kerrang!Radio, BBC, New Noise, Punk News, TotalRock Radio, Brooklyn Vegan, IdobiRadio, and so many more. Singles ‘Reflections’ ‘The Current’ and ‘Waves’ reachedNo.1 in Australia’s Indie Charts, and reached the top 30 in the Global Top 50. The lead single ‘Home’ which was released on the same day as the album, achieved prime time airplay on Kerrang! Radio.
By anyone’s standards, what Slackrr have achieved in such a short space of time is phenomenal. Now with the support of their all important, ever-growing, and dedicated fanbase, they are ready to take the next step in showing the world what they are made of. ♫♪♪
Supporting them will be
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