I Draw Slow

Rank #2 IE Dublin, IE Country / Roots / Oldtime


Label: Independent, Pinecastle Records

Manager: Dave Holden / Colin Derham

Bio: I Draw Slow are a 5 piece, Dublin Based, Alt Country band, playing "original, enthralling, & outstandingly written songs" penned by Siblings Dave and Louise Holden. I Draw Slows debut album 'DOWNSIDE' was released late in 2008, combining a solid roots tradition with contemporary song writing, to ... See Full Bio

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“IDRAW SLOW : DOWNSIDE (self released) NARRATIVE-DRIVEN COUNTRY RECORD AS COMFY AS YOUR FAVORITE SWEATER. Boasting tales of lesbian lighthouse keepers, a lovelorn prostitute and a pair of pilgrims on a journey to non belief, Downside is a cracking record that wears it's alt-country influences on its tattered tartan sleeve. Over the span of 11 moonshine steeped tracks, song writing siblings Dave and Louise Holden and their band treat us to their take on music that originated in the Apalachian Mountains by putting a distinctly Irish spin on things. In many ways Downside is a bit like a comfy cardigan - what it lacks in style and sophistication, it more than makes up for it in warmth, and this record has it by the bucket load. EDWIN MCFEE KEY TRACK : OH SALLY”
—  Edwin McFee, Hotpress
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    Dublin based group I Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) have been writing together for two decades. In 2008 the pair teamed up with Violinist Adrian Hart, Claw hammer banjo player Colin Derham, Double bassist Konrad Liddy to form I Draw Slow The Sound: Alt-country, folk, roots, old-time, Americana The five have created a new sound, rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana. However, this is a whole new songbook of stories and melodies. These are dark tales of debauchery and trouble swinging from the kind of well-crafted melodies that survive.

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    Love your Voice,Great Music!!
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    Totally Loved "Cry Help"....Awesome Lyrics Cheerz & have a HUGE day!
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    Love your sound and where you're taking it! - Kerry Leigh
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    You have captured something very special with the club scene video of 'Goldmine'. The song lyric, sound and texture of the video is perfect and very unique. I view it often.
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    Great stuff. Love the video.
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