The Slope

Sat 2 Jul 15:05 - 15:35

Sloper

What if Superman and Spiderman got together? Sloper is the musical equivalent of that stunning idea. A band built around the firepower of the Low Countries' best drummers: Mario Goossens (Triggerfinger) of Belgium, and Dutch icon Cesar Zuiderwijk (Golden Earring). Cesar was actually Mario's first big drum influence. Jan Paternoster (Black Box Revelation) should have been the third man, but had to forego the chance. He was then replaced by Limburger Fabio Canini (of Dirty Hips fame) and Englishman Pete Shoulder, who lined up with Mario in the Brit band, Winterville. The final outcome – 2 drummers + 2 guitarists – is only to be expected: a seething cauldron of driving riffs and thumping drum rolls. Seldom is a band so aptly named...