New Release & Video: The Slow Show – Hard To Hide (Acoustic) w/ The Hallé Youth Choir

The Slow Show have unveiled a haunting acoustic version of current single ‘Hard To Hide’ featuring the Hallé Youth Choir. Filmed at St. Michaels Church in Manchester, the track was arranged by The Slow Show’s Frederick ’t Kindt and conducted by Stuart Overington

“Collaborations are always exciting but working with fellow Mancunians The Hallé was a ‘pinch ourselves’ type of opportunity,” says Slow Show vocalist Rob Goodwin. “We recorded the song live with stripped back instrumentation and surrounded entirely by the choir. We wanted to expose the song, take it back to its bare bones and give the choir space to interpret the song. The recording was intensely intimate and hearing The Hallé youth choir singing one of our songs was a moving experience, one we savoured”

“Recording and filming with the Slow Show was fantastic,” says Overington. “Not only were the guys fab to work with but the whole experience was something we, as a choir, don’t get to do very often. I loved how we were able to work with the guys to create the sound they wanted, and I felt they really helped the choir do their best. Plus I think their songs are great”

Take a watch below…

‘Hard To Hide’ is taken from The Slow Show’s third album Lust And Learn, which will be released via PIAS on August 30

As the name implies, songs take their time in The Slow Show. This is music built to last. That’s not accidental: singer Rob Goodwin and keyboardist Frederick ’t Kindt spent 18 months honing every note of Lust And Learn into shape. Kindt helped establish leading Manchester studio Blueprint and knows the best local strings and brass players, who have helped The Slow Show since the start, while the Halle Youth Choir and vocalist Kesha Ellis act as the perfect counterpoints to Goodwin’s rich, sonorous voice

. The Manchester quartet will support the release with an extensive European Tour, taking in Islington Assembly Hall on October 10th and culminating in a hometown show at Gorilla on November 7th…

Forthcoming live dates are as follows…

June 8 – Normandie, Papillons De Nuit Festival
Aug 11 – Essen, Zomerparkfeest
Aug 31 – Darmstadt, Golden Leaves Festival
October 8 – Glasgow, King Tut’s
October 10 – London, Islington Assembly Hall
October 14 – Brussels, La Madeleine
October 15 – Utrecht, Grotezaal
October 16 – Maastricht, Muziekgieterij
October 18 – Essen, Zeche Carl
October 20 – Hamburg, Uebel & Gerahrlich
October 21 – Berlin, Columbia Theatre
October 22 – Munich, Freiheiz
October 23 – Zurich, Mascotte
October 25 – Fribourg, Fri – Son
October 26 – Reutlingen, Franz K.
October 27 – Mainz, KUZ
November 7 – Manchester, Gorilla