Slow Teeth makes original cinematic music inspired by Radiohead/The Smile, Pink Floyd, Sigur Ros, and many more. The band formed and started writing songs in Saxapahaw, North Carolina in June 2021, initially as an opportunity for Robert Chamberlain (drums, synthesizers), Justin Ellis (bass, vocals, keyboards), and Jeremy Haire (guitar, vocals) to start playing music with others following the pandemic lockdown while previous respective projects were on indefinite hiatus. As the band’s chemistry and highly collaborative identity coalesced, they began playing live in March 2022, tweaking and adapting their improvised post-rock compositions into finished songs and performing them all over the East Coast.
Slow Teeth has supported such acts as Xiu Xiu, A Place To Bury Strangers, Holy Fawn, Easter Island, Camp St. Helene, and more. Notable US venues and festivals played include the Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro NC), Berlin Under A (New York City), Pie Shop (Washington DC), The Drunken Unicorn (Atlanta GA), The Basement (Nashville TN), The Pinhook (Durham NC), Motorco Music Hall (Durham NC), Fleetwood’s (Asheville NC), the North Carolina State Fair, the Festival For The Eno, Bull City Summit, and the Carrboro Music Festival.
Outside of their original compositions and visceral live shows, Slow Teeth has presented various music community events, including a Father’s Day- themed music festival (Paternity Fest at The Kraken, June 2022), a month-long Durham performance residency culminating in an improvised film score to a classic silent film (“Metropolis” at Arcana March 2023), and a headlining show at the Cat’s Cradle in August 2023 to perform Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of The Moon” front to back for the album’s 50th anniversary, complete with backing musicians and interactive visuals.
The band released their debut single “Still You Speak” in May 2023 and are actively writing and recording new music.
He is back with his new project Sengoko. As a multi-racial kid raised by a single white mother, Derek has always struggled with his racial identity. For most of his life, he was told his Japanese surname was Sengoko, which turned out to be a mispronunciation of his real surname Sengoku. Like T0W3RS (Torres) before, Sengoko represents his conflict to find identity.
Recently intent on marrying his love of film and music, he set out to make a fictional film soundtrack. As a latchkey kid of the VHS age, the films of the eighties introduced him to pop and electronic music. What would it sound like if John Hughes and John Carpenter had collaborated?
Body Games is Dax Beaton, Kate Thompson and Adam Graetz. Using a luscious mixture of synthesizers and samples laid over methodical beats, we make club bangers for introverts. On stage, video is projected onto a massive, translucent scrim sheet that is suspended in front of the band, combined with a synchronized and colorful light show that adds another dimension to our live sound.