Sly Antics - Reality - new single April 5 - Louder Than War

Sly Antics - Reality - new single April 5 - Louder Than WarSly Antics


Out April 5


Sly Antics, Hebden Bridge’s finest, now down to a duo release the epic Reality – tomorrow 5th April. Nigel Carr reviews for Louder Than War.

This band has been brooding on the edges of the Manchester music scene for the last three years. I first caught them as part of a package at The Ritz in 2016. For a three-piece, they created one hell of a sound. Fast forward and having gone through two different bassists they are down to a duo – Sam Buckley-Hudson on guitar and vocals and Mr ‘kit destruction’ himself, cousin Lee Hudson on drums!

Reality shows the band in a more contemplative space with a slower yet more determined track. It’s as if they are forcing concrete through an icing bag – such is the pressure that builds with its hypnotic, Stooges Dirt style drumbeat.

Sly Antics - Reality

It floats over a vinyl crackle giving it a gritty, retro feel before exploding into the biggest crescendo chorus you’ve ever heard. It twists and turns,  drops back with a little slow strum before loping forward and taking off again in an orgasmic Floydian framed explosion, bursting forward, dropping again to an organ break before clattering to an epic close.  Anthemic in structure,  another cracking track from the lads showcasing their power and versatility!

They say:

“Reality is a turning point for our sound. This is our first single as a two-piece and we’ve shown a side to Sly Antics that hasn’t really been exposed before. A more vulnerable and honest track based around technology addiction and social pressures which people face day to day. This was our most challenging creation, but we cannot be happier to kickstart 2019 by sharing it with the world”

Sam Buckley-Husdon

Reality is out tomorrow –




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 Sly Antics have their own Website, and are on Facebook,  Twitter & Soundcloud where you can find details of their releases & shows.

Words by Nigel Carr. More writing by Nigel on Louder Than War can be found in his Author’s archive. You can find Nigel on Twitter and Facebook and his own Website.

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Nigel is Interviews & Features Editor at Louder Than War, freelance writer and reviewer. He has a huge passion for live music and is a strong supporter of the Manchester music scene. With a career in eCommerce, Nigel is a Digital Marketing consultant and runs his own agency, Carousel Projects specialising in SEO and PPC. He is also co-owner and Editor at M56 Media/Hale & Altrincham Life, and a Presenter on Radio Alty.


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