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For Fans Of Lana Del Rey: Introducing Sloan Peterson

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Feature Artist: Sloan Peterson

For Fans Of:  Lana Del Rey

Hometown: Sydney

Genre:  Indie/Alternative/Pop

The 411:  Sloan Peterson is the moniker of Sydney indie/alternative pop artist Joe Jackson. A star on the rise, Sloan blends introspective lyricism and traditional pop-songcraft with elements of 60’s French rock chic and modern electropop.  The result is a truly unique brand of indie/alt-pop that has captured the ears and the imagination of Sloan’s adopted hometown of Sydney and beyond.

With over 1.8 million streams, widespread Aussie radio support and a run with The Kooks to their name, Sloan Peterson is set to level-up thanks to new single ‘Nightmare’. Released via Warner Music, ‘Nightmare’ is a lyrical story on the perspective of navigating the tricky waters of balance in a relationship. Inspired by personal experience, with some creative liberties taken for the stories sake, anyone who has experienced the battles of a long-term relationship might relate to this one. We know that we certainly do!

Sloan provides some insight: “The beauty of songwriting is creating a story or poem with emotive concepts; it could be elements of truth, exaggeration or completely fictional,” “‘Nightmare’ is shining a light on the fact that perhaps my expectations in life could come across unrealistic at times, but on the other hand does that really make me a nightmare or just a strong-minded woman who knows what she wants. It’s written in a playful relationship sense but questioning the construct of being deemed bossy or controlling rather than assertive or driven. I think it’s something a few people might relate too, whether it be a personal, social or professional circumstance.”

The first taste of an EP set to drop next year, ‘Nightmare’  was produced by Hauskey (aka Andy Hopkins) and mixed by Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice).  A special and evocative piece of pop-nous, ‘Nightmare’ takes on a whole new level of meaning when accompanied by its video.

A theatrical and witty video that displays the struggles of women faced by unwarranted gestures, the video is yet another example of how a once musical-theatre and dance obsessed child has grown into a truly unique and effective storyteller in her own right.

Live Dates:

Thu 5 November, 2020 & Friday 6 November 2020
Lazybones Lounge Restaurant & Bar, NSW
Tickets: Moshtix

Review:

We’ve been quietly obsessed with Sloan Peterson for a while and ‘Nightmare’ is the perfect example of why.
Instantly relatable, ‘Nightmare’ is a piece of alt-pop genius. Home to an earworm of a hook, ‘Nightmare’ showcases Sloan’s unique vocal timbre and phrasing, with her voice gliding effortlessly and playfully above a superb modern production job.
If this is the future of Sloan Peterson, then consider us sold.

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