Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Celtic Folk

Sounds like: Matchbox 20, Kenny Loggins

The Good Passionate Indie Vibe 

The Bad Nothing to Report

The Ugly Nothing to Report

The Band 5 out of 5

The Music 5 out of 5

The Songs 5 out of 5

The Vibe 5 out of 5

The Production 5 out of 5

The Verdict 5 out of 5




The Artist I recently checked out the latest CD from Swedish band Slim Loris entitled Down to Earth released in 2012.


The band The playing abilities of this 4 piece band are pretty solid across the board. I would say they possess intermediate playing abilities and above average writing abilities. Timing seems to be spot on within the Celtic-Indie-alternative rock grooves. Bareefelt's voice is effective as he delivers many solid vocal performances that match the indie style of music perfectly. The music Upbeat, funny, interesting, thought provoking, melodic and highly entertaining. Musical textures reminiscent of iJack Johnson, Matchbox 20, Rob Thomas and even Kenny Loggins anything indie and fun. If you like those kinds of artists you will no doubt get a kick out of this CD. The songs Above average songs. Very simple yet effective, conservative, highly original, and passionate It strikes the prefect balance between alternative and just a dash of Indie folk. These guys are clearly being themselves as songwriters & this is what comes out of the other end. My favorite song on the CD is the "Waiting for Something" The vibe Great vibe. Perfect for late night college parties, coffeehouses, or even magazine shops. The production delivers a lot of musical variety. Honorable mentions go out to amazing vocal delivery from Robert Barrefelt. I give him hi marks for not being afraid to let it all hang out emotionally At the end of the day the voice never lies, and I honestly believe he feels these songs as he sings them. Slim Loris is not trying to be some popish artist striving for mass appeal hes just being himself. The CD refuses to try to hard thats what makes it so amazing The good Very likeable, marketable record amazing songs, fun to listen to. The bad Nothing to report. The ugly Nothing to report.


The verdict Down to Earth by Slim Loris is a rock solid CD. The songwriting is clearly above average. The production gets its point across. Again  the most amazing thing about this CD is the vocal front and the emotions delivered by them. Slim Loris is a premier band.  Fans of earthy Alternative-College Rock will love this CD no doubt.

Markus Druery

Indieshark Music Critic





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