The Dowling Poole release a new song on Friday the 5th of March for Bandcamp Friday. ‘Slow Genocide’ features special guest vocalist Tony Wright, who is well known as the frontman of Terrorvision, Laika Dog and his highly regarded solo albums.
Drummer extraordinaire Darby Todd guests on drums. Darby’s recently played with Martin Barr (Jethro Tull), The Darkness and Kee Marcello (Europe) and featured on the recent The Dowling Poole song ‘We Are The Noise’.
“The extraordinary circumstances of lockdown that we have all faced, with it’s various inconsistencies and appalling governmental incompetence and obfuscation, made us think that a voice of authenticity was needed for this song”, says Willie Dowling. “At that time I saw a couple of tweets by Tony Wright that reminded me he had the perfect voice and similar sensibilities to us – I was imagining him doing it as it was being written – so we were thrilled when he agreed to guest with us. And of course the ability to effortlessly mix drumming styles made Darby the ideal drummer for this track, and we’re hoping we might work together a great deal more in the future.”
‘Slow Genocide’ was recorded in different locations in the UK and France.
“Recording in different locations has it’s challenges, and is much more time consuming since we’re continually sending WAV’s backwards and forwards just to keep on top of it all”, says Jon Poole. “Whereas face to face in the studio, Willie and I already have an unwritten shorthand as part of our process, so it’s an infinitely quicker way of working. That said, we cannot sit around forever and the end result is a track that we’re every bit as proud of as any of our other work, so I’d call it a success!”
‘Slow Genocide’ is available for £1 from Bandcamp, released Friday 5th of March on Bandcamp Friday, which is one of the special days that the music platform waives their fees and artists get to keep 100% of all sales.