Straight out of Chile, the southernmost spot in the world and the country with the strongest pop/rock scene of the Spanish-speaking territories, comes SLOWKISS.
A Santiago-based, English-speaking group lead by two sweet-singing girls who manage to combine the noisy darkness of shoegaze with “scream-in-your-face” punk rock and ethereal-sounding pop – in a most original way.
One can easily see SLOWKISS finding inspiration from their love of ‘90s alternative bands including Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins and The Pixies, along with their passion for the post-grunge sounds of acts like The Distillers and Violent Soho.
Their 2015 debut EP The Cliff was met with rave reviews from tastemaker Chilean music press and radio programmers, and the band supported the release with sold-out shows up and down Chile.
In 2017, SLOWKISS released their sophomore Ultraviolet EP, performed several showcases at SXSW in Austin, TX and toured the lower half of the U.S. in support of the release including several shows at venerable Los Angeles venue the Viper Room and The Casbah in San Diego (these included support from local Rock and Alt outlets KLOS Los Angeles and 91X San Diego).
2018 saw the group return to South America where they played festival dates in Chile and Argentina before jumping into the studio with renowned Argentinian rock/metal producer Alejandro Taranto (A.N.I.M.A.L., Pork, Massacre). Taranto has brought an even edgier sound to the band’s new material which will be released as an as-yet-untitled new album later in 2019 with several additional singles to precede the release.