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Competition – Repetitive Music

Slip LogoCompetition makes a blue return to Slip with ‘Repetititive Music’: a sawn-off songbook of doting vocals and incisive, heart-ache instrumentals, carried with a soft swagger. Poised between insistence and tenderness, ‘Repetititive Music’ is an assured, dreamy successor to 2018’s ‘You turned into a painting’. As ever, there is Competition’s rare care and delight in the unadorned material of modern song. Chopped strings,
keys, machines and speech are screwed with classical grace. A voice pines and frays as it circles. Beyond the cut and the
loop something yearns and lingers.

Craig Pollard (aka Competition) is a quietly pivotal figure in Newcastle’s musical underground, curating events as one half of the Wild Pop collective and operating across the city’s artist-led communities. A collection of Craig’s writing - ‘Inside A Gleaming Feeling’ - is forthcoming on Glasgow press The Grass is Green in the Fields For You.

Artwork by Competition. Mastered by Phil Begg.

Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC   

Tracklisting:

01 grow(n)
02 saint
03 oh know
04 guitar
05 really really
06 30%
07 misery space
08 violins
09 material *
* guest vocals - Dawn Bothwell