Speak Low If You Speak Love

Queen City Productions is proud to present:

Speak Low If You Speak Love

Sundressed

Sunday, January 14, 2018

7:00 pm

Front of House Lounge

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

Speak Low If You Speak Love
Speak Low If You Speak Love
No stranger to the music scene, Ryan Graham, the now 23-year-old singer-songwriter, heads back to his roots sporting just a voice and an acoustic guitar to captivate as the ever passionate Speak Low If You Speak Love. Devoted to a rigorous and regular touring schedule and a lust for evoking untapped emotions, SLIYSL is a project aimed to become a household name, thanks to Graham's raw honesty and likeability.

Fusing elements of Evan Weiss-laden melodies with the pop sensibility of Taylor Swift, Graham produces a genuinely new outlook on the cliché acoustic scene. Not only does Speak Low If You Speak Love refuse to cut lyrical corners, but each song is crafted with its own unique identity. With the gift of bare-boned and blunt story telling, Graham extends listeners a personal invitation into the melancholy world he calls home.

With his newest release, "Everything But What You Need," Graham explores his pressing existential inquiries, as well as delving into his recurring life quandary: the failed relationship. Relatable and relevant, EBWYN is a record with something for everyone.

"I feel like it's as if I'm listening to Ben Gibbard's demo tracks for Transatlanticism." - Alex Boundy, Funeral Sounds contributing writer
Sundressed
Sundressed
Life is all about transitions, the desire to get from who you are to who you want to be. Just like the people who comprise them, every band is on a journey to find an identity and become comfortable in it's own skin. For Phoenix, Arizona indie punks, Sundressed, these changes are the foundation of their new EP, The Same Condition.

After a string of releases dabbling in different sounds, Sundressed began to truly find their unique voice on their early 2015 EP, Dig Up A Miracle. Now with the release of The Same Condition, the band continue to deliver on the promise of their earlier work, creating endearingly honest melodic punk mixed with shades of indie rock, and massive hooks to spare.

Sonically, Sundressed excel at writing soaring harmonies and ear warm choruses, but lyrically, The Same Condition touches on darker territory. Heartbreak, depression, and toxic relationships are commonplace in alternative music, but Sundressed singer/guitarist Trevor Hedges takes a unique approach, deftly balancing intensely personal stories with universally relatable truths. Hedges said of the EP, "being in recovery and having struggled with depression in the past always makes things harder, but these songs are my way of letting it out and realizing that you can get through just about anything without going down a dark path."

Sundressed walk a line between youthful enthusiasm and adult thoughtfulness, energetic punk and quirky indie, harrowing desperation and uplifting hopefulness. On The Same Condition the band have embraced these dynamics, found solace in transition, and are well on their way to becoming who they want to be.
Venue Information:
Front of House Lounge
322 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806