12in released: May 17, 2024

1. Remoter Heaven
2. The Heir
3. Sun Violence
4. Deathless
5. Shade In Me
6. Hailstone

Following the force of their introductory singles 'Tabernacl' and 'St Agatha', the band return with an invitation to
explore their landscape of violent poetry and gothic propulsion to the fullest extent yet. Prepare to be lulled under their spell once
more with the slow-burn of forerunning single, 'Remoter Heaven'.
Produced by long-time collaborator Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard's Tom Rees. It begins in a dream state of hypnotic repetition that
mounts in intensity, with vocalist Jack Shephard presiding over it all with his distinctive, poetic drawl. His protagonist is revisiting a
memory of the pain inflicted by a thorn as a child; "I was awake with feeling", he confesses, before the song takes on the momentum
that feels like a triumph over the numbness attendant to adulthood.
Of the track, Shephard shares: "I liked the idea of writing a very simple narrative to a big, epic song - something as modest as the
story of a child playing in some flowers and then bursting into tears when a thorn pricks their leg. The words are an ode to that
sensitivity we embrace when we are young. Then, when we become adults, we insist on subjugating all of that wonderful, absurd
'Remoter Heaven' follows on from 'Tabernacl' and 'St Agatha' which earned Slate rave write-ups and support from publications
including NME, CLASH, So Young, DIY, Buzz Magazine, The Most Radicalist and more, as well as early radio plays from the likes of
Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music, Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music 1, John Kennedy on Radio X and Jack Saunders on
BBC Radio 1.
Emerging from the depths of Cardiff's burgeoning music scene and heirs to their country's lineage of storytellers, Slate are barely
touching their twenties, but together, they have command of post-punk which rings with the gravitas of a death knell; a grasp of
atmosphere and melody which touches on the ethereal.