Slurs Upcoming


    "overdriven joy, capped with a sludgy post-punk edge and

    charming indie pop brilliance" - Narc Magazine





















    Slurs are a DIY slacker-punk band from Newcastle upon Tyne, comprised of bassist and vocalist Mark Simpson, guitarist and vocalist Fintan Dawson and drummer Mike Smith. On their kitchen-recorded tape release Badmouth, Slurs built on their first self-produced EP, Northern Electric by crafting a sound that borrows from influences encompassing post-punk, doom and slacker-rock. The bespoke The Kids Hate You released tape received glowing reviews from God is in the TV Zine, Narc Magazine, NE:MM and NE Volume Magazine, along with airplay from BBC Newcastle, Spark FM and a featured live performance on



    "the trio harness a vital sound that embraces the fuzziness

    of shoegaze while also injecting some of the angst-ridden nature

    of post-punk and the best hooks of Britpop, wrapped in a

    charmingly DIY aesthetic" - God is in the TV Zine (Oct 2016)













    "Slacker-rock post-punk energy fest...the next big thing

    to spread their wings and fly from the North-East onto

    the national stage" - NE:MM



    With a third release through cult Wakefield label Philophobia due for late 2018, Slurs are concentrating on building a name for themselves in the rich North East DIY scene. With a busy year ahead, the group are also working on new material for an album due to be recorded early next year, planning shows from their studio at the Biscuit Tin and hopefully playing as many festivals as possible in between.



    "a musical maturity that brings to mind Pavement, Joy Division,

    The Wedding Present and Weezer all at the same time" - NE:MM























    "Delightfully angry [and] catchy as hell" - Narc. Magazine 


    "Prime purveyors of fuzz laden grunge pop" - Endless Window 


    "Lush soundscapes of glorious guitars

    and rich vocals" - Music for the Soul


    "With vocals following the path of their over-driven reverb-laden guitar parts, there is this true feel of all your favourite indie records" - The Pentatonic




















    "Larger than life live sound" - Diamond Deposits


    "Slurs perform as though they wrote for the stage" - Gigs North East



















    "Duelling baritone, Joey Ramone-esque vocals" - Idle Noise


    "A penchant for razor-sharp social commentary" - Stockton Calling 




    Slurs | Official Website
    gallery/photo 20-09-2016