New Music Critique: Sluka

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Sluka
Contact: david@powderfingerpromo.com

Web: sluka.com

Seeking: Booking, Distribution, Label
Style: Enigmatic Rock

NYC-based duo Sluka (Christopher Sluka and Ana Eppink) have a collection of songs (including “Isn’t It Strange”) whose melodic drama and grand flourishes make them ideal for some sort of theatrical presentation. Keyboards spearhead the band’s sound, especially the piano, and Sluka’s vocals (sometimes almost shouting) are at times very effective, especially when they are sung in an emotive way. His “whispery” tone, however, (as in “Figure It Out”) is far less effective. The mood shifts to sadness when a mournful piano begins a huge Bowie-esque ballad entitled “Happy In Your World.” As we said, all of these songs have a flourish in their foundations that cries out for some kind of theatrical treatment.