The Slacks to stop in Apiti

Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - What’s On - CARLY THOMAS

No lo­ca­tion is too re­mote for Taranakibased band the Slacks, not even the lit­tle Manawatu vil­lage of Apiti.

As part of their mini tour, band mem­ber Mark Arm­strong said they were mak­ing a slight de­tour to­wards the Ruahine Ranges on their way to per­form in Welling­ton.

‘‘We al­ways try to get to the more out of the way places, rather than just stick­ing to the big cen­tres.’’

Arm­strong said it was hard to de­scribe the band’s style as their in­flu­ences were vast and the whole band had an in­put into the sound.

‘‘A strong DIY vibe runs through our pro­duc­tion ef­forts.

‘‘It’s an ethos that’s re­lated to rock’n’roll and punk and the re­sult is a rough pol­ish that is The Slacks stock in trade.

‘‘The sound of the band has been de­scribed as folk-rock slapped about the face by coun­try and the blues with a dust­ing of Ir­ish-ska.’’

The band have been to­gether for eight years, formed by Arm­strong and his brother Scott Arm­strong.

Mark said they had stuck to­gether be­cause they all loved the vibe they cre­ated.

Arm­strong said they hoped the whole vil­lage would come out and they were look­ing for­ward to meet­ing them.

The Slacks Big Aroha tour will be stop­ping off at The Apiti Tav­ern on De­cem­ber 16.

The Slacks will be pass­ing through Apiti this week.

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