Toronto, Ontario's Slowly, the brainchild of Charlie Berger, combines shoegaze, grunge, 90s influenced alt-rock and dream pop, to create songs that are both dark and uplifting all at once. Seamlessly combining walls of guitars, big melodies, echoing and reverb soaked vocals with big hooks to go along with it, their new LP titled "Distance" is set for release on July 15, 2022 and is sure to turn heads in the nugaze scene. Clearly infuenced by the 90s shoegaze sounds of My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and Swervedriver while also drawing influence from 90s acts like The Smashing Pumpkins, Slowly fit right in with the new crop of bands revitalizing this sound. If you enjoy bands like Nothing, Narrow Head, Chastity, Gleemer, Tennis System and the like, be sure to stream the two new singles below and pre-order the new LP that drops soon.

About the new album, singer/songwriter Charlie Berger had this to say about it: "The songs on this album reflect on the many ways 'distance' has impacted us all over the last few years. I hope these songs might somehow help bring me a little closer to everyone who hears them, even if just for a few moments. I like that idea. It gives me some nice, warm feelies. Also, I like writing songs and sharing them…so there’s that too."

Distance album artPurchaseJuly 15th, 2022


Jason Gordon

Slowly ready Distance LP for July

June 11th, 2022

As someone who loves all things 90s shoegaze and 90s influenced heavier alternative rock, emo and grunge, I've been following the music that Slowly has released over the past few years, and have really enjoyed the output from this project. However, after hearing the new singles from the upcoming full length "Distance", I'm quite confident this will be their best material yet. With new singles Planes and Trains and Death of Me from the forthcoming LP, the new songs show continued progress in Charlie Berger's ability t seamlessly combine shoegaze, fuzzed out walls of guitars, big melodies, emotion, and 90s influenced alt-rock/post-grunge, with hooks to go along with it. This is right in the wheelhouse of any fan of the large wave of upcoming nugaze bands, and there is no reason why Slowly shouldn't shoot right to the top of the crop with the right exposure. Very curious to hear how the rest of this release shapes up, but if the new singles are any indication, it should make for an outstanding summer release.