Sluka is a San Diego based four-piece groovy goth rock band formed by the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Sluka.
Christopher has more than thirty years in the music business, his first album has in fact just celebrated its 30th birthday!
Forming his music career in the ’80s when music was arguably at its most varied and commercially experimental has clearly imprinted on him a love for pushing boundaries and building a world within the music he makes. This track is startling in its complexity and yet it feels commercial and humble and is beautifully produced.
There’s an edge to this song, but it’s not a sharp one. It’s spiraling and fluid and boldly esoteric. But there’s nothing precious or contrived about it. I love the openness of the production, gorgeously warm and tons of space between the instruments and the vocals. Everything is showcased to really excellent effect. It reminds me a little of XTC, a little madness and a lot of soul.
This band is a lovely blend of female fearless generosity, the three other band members are all women and slightly unhinged male perspective. All mixed together with sublime the excellence of their musicality and some serious humor. It’s earthy, melodic, rhythmic and powerful…loved it!
Watch the music video via Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bf-VHgv9ic
Stream/playlist via Spotify.
Official Site: http://www.sluka.com