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Slothrust Release Anthemic New Track Birthday Cake

Friday, 10 August 2018 Written by Huw Baines

Photo: Danny Scott Lane

Slothrust have shared the third taste of their new record.

Birthday Cake will feature on ‘The Pact’, which is set to land on September 14 through Dangerbird Records, and it’s another hyper-melodic rock song dotted with guitarist Leah Wellbaum’s dexterous playing.

Kicking off with an acoustic guitar, it quickly grinds into gear with the rhythm section - Kyle Bann on bass and drummer Will Gorin - joining in. According to a guest post on Consequence of Sound, Wellbaum was inspired to write the song by the idea of kids’ birthday parties transposed into an adult reality.

“Parents did amazing things for their kid’s birthday parties,” she says. “Using imagery from them felt like the right way to illustrate the feeling of having decisions made for you by other people, for better or worse.”

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