being a product of the age it was written. slow clubs 2009 debut. yeah so. dealt with the all too familiar space between adolescence and the oncoming storm of adulthood. a boy-girl duo who played a flower-adorned chair live. they were the polar opposite of what was coming out of post-arctic monkeys sheffield. slow club were fun. cute. whimsical and all manner of other words just shy of twee - and they hate being called twee. paradise. however. is where the duo grows up. two years on. it stumbles out of a trivial. self-indulgent teenage malaise (where sexual adventure was priority for most) and carries itself with a sense of perspective that only adulthood can give - a darker. more thoughtful view of the world. for instance. on the poignant you. earth or ash. a song about rebecca taylor s granddad. her melancholic vocals (beautiful. as always) evoke an awareness of mortality for those around her: singing -and i know. soon you ll go.- her voice seemingly breaks under the weight of premature grief. whereas even love-wise (an inspiration every band draws from) slow club s lyrical output is glossed with a more mature and detached sense of sauce. with taylor crooning on where i m waking: -i can see you looking at me / you got the brains i ve got the body-.