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SlowMotionNoise was Sean Sheridan's electronic/pop music project, with influences from post-hardcore and rock.
Formation and early years (2005-2008)Edit
SlowMotionNoise was started in 2005 by Sean Sheridan as a side project while in the rock band When She Wakes. During this time various singles were released on his MySpace page, most notably "When Tomorrow Never Comes" and "When Silence Has The Loudest Voice".
After When She Wakes broke up in 2006, the band (minus the singer) went on to join Sean in SMN, performing in his live band. Near the end of the year, Sean finished writing the songs that would come to be known as "The Bedroom EP".
In 2007, the full SlowMotionNoise line-up consisted of Sean Sheridan (vocals/synths), Matt Taylor (guitar/synth), Jason Haist (guitar) and Dave Bembenek (bass).
In 2008 SMN released "Dance Party At The Hardcore Show", keeping a similar sound to "The Bedroom EP".
Relocation, Departures and Sound Change (2008-2009)Edit
In late August of 2008, Sean and Matt moved to London, Ontario, relocating the band.
In 2009 the band's sound shifted to a more Eurodance/Club sound. Only
three songs were
officially released during this time, and have collectively been called the "SMN 2009 Demos". During this year, they unsuccessfully
attempted at adding a second, female, vocalist. Midway through the year Matt and Dave both left the band, Sean moved back to Burlington, ON and Kristin Cavarzan was brought in to fill the bass role. Near the end of the year David Gauthier joined the band as drummer.
Line-Up Changes and Break-up (2010-2011)EditIn 2010, Dannie Wright was brought in as a second vocalist. During this period, the band's sound changed into a more rock/post-hardcore sound. Three songs were released with this line-up. Later that year, Gauthier left the band and shortly after Levin Samuel was brought in as a second guitarist.
During 2011 the band focused on writing a new EP, remaking some of the songs from 2010, returning to a more electronic based sound. Late spring they entered the studio to begin recording the EP. However, multiple issues arose and in the summer of 2011 Jason and Levin both left the band, leaving Sean, Dannie, and Kristin. After much thought, the band decided to scrap the EP and break up.
Reformation and Final End (2012-2014)Edit
On August 16 2012, SlowMotionNoise released his cover of Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on YouTube. It is the first time acoustic guitar has been used in a SlowMotionNoise song.
Early in September 2012, Sean posted that he would be releasing a new single later that month. On the 25th "Surviving Sirens" was released on the SlowMotionNoise YouTube and BandCamp accounts. This song brought back screaming vocals, although minimal, to the SlowMotionNoise sound.
Towards the end of 2013, a teaser was put out on YouTube showing a sample of a new 1980s influenced sound. However, at the start of 2014 Sean decided to put SlowMotionNoise to rest.
SlowMotionNoise's style has been described as electropop and "emotronic" with strong post-hardcore influence. Their style has evolved and changed with each release.
The SMN 2009 Demos have a very pop influenced eurodance, club sound, while the following The Killer Angel EP maintains the club sound, but uses more aggressive screamed vocals for the majority of the songs.
In 2010, when the band brought in a drummer, the sound shifted to more of a rock/post-hardcore sound with electronic influences.
When the project was revived in 2012, the first single, Alone In Love, sounded more like a straight forward pop song.
- Sean Sheridan - Vocals/Synths/Electronics (2005-2011, 2012-2014)
- Dave Bembenek - Bass (2007-2009)
- Matt Taylor - Synths/Guitar (2007-2009)
- Jason Haist - Guitar (2007-2011)
- Alex Hollinsworth - Female Vocals (2007)
- Statia Wallace - Female Vocals (2008)
- Kristin Cavarzan - Bass (2009-2011)
- David Gauthier - Drums (2009-2010)
- Dannie Wright - Vocals (2010-2011)
- Levin Samuel - Guitar (2011-2011)
- Early Songs (2005)
- The Bedroom EP (2007)
- Dance Party At The Hardcore Show (2008)
- Apologize (One Republic cover) - Single (2008)
- SMN 2009 Demos (2009)
- The Killer Angel EP (2009)
- SMN 2010 Demos (2010)
- The Lost EP(2011)
- Alone In Love - Single (2012)
- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift cover) - Single (2012)
- Surviving Sirens - Single (2012)