Shelter Point

Slow and low that is the tempo

Photo: Chris Lopez

Who They?

Nottingham-based duo, Lian Arnold and Robin Herne, have been quietly going about the business of making their dowtempo R&B-tinged grooves since 2012. While not exactly prolific, there has been a gentle drip-drip of tracks, the most recent, the twisted gradual built and burn of ‘Slow Air’, backed with low-slung ‘Cut Me Loose’ popped up in September.

Why Shelter Point?

They have a vibe whose jib we very much like the cut of. Think Domino’s Bob Moses, or Ninja offshoot Counter Records, and the likes of Submotion Orchestra (who remixed ‘Cut Me Loose’ to great effect ), Maribou State and Jono McCleary. It’s that sleek urban vibe, and those deep, smooth bass rumbles, that will serve this pair well.

Tell Us More…

That gentle, but stream of low-key releases this year seems to suggest we’re building towards something here. They’ve recently been working with the multiple Grammy-winning Steve Dub whose credits include Leftfield, The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Beth Orton among others. Bodes well right? A couple of years back, we ran a piece tipping a ton of artists for 2015, 50 for 2015. And one of those artists was Shelter Point. In the piece we mentioned an album was underway, writing for which, we said, began in 2014. With this year’s activity, we won’t be calling them the new Stereo MCs, but come on chaps.

‘Cut Me Loose’/‘Slow Air’ is out on Armada

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