About Us

Slowmango are a six to nine piece band from South Australia who create raw, progressive, and genre-exploring grooves, combining global musical influences with a buffet of funk, psychedelia,  jazz, and progressive rock. Known for their immersive and visually striking live shows, Slowmango have packed out dancefloors at WOMADelaide, Dark MOFO, Harvest Rock, Darwin Festival, and gained a cult following for their infectious grooves and unique flair.

Slowmango’s sound is eclectic and dynamic - embracing lush arrangements which move through rhythms and make bold changes, yet always manage to keep a dance floor moving. They pull inspiration from the deep pockets of the world, incorporating rhythms and melodies found on reissued lost tapes from Africa, Asia and Latin America, the energy and vibrancy of the summers of love in both ‘69 and ‘89, and leanings towards the funkier side of jazz - all with a healthy dose of improvisation.

In July 2023 Slowmango released their debut album ‘Hypercolour Miscellaneous’ to critical acclaim, winning Best Release and Best Cover Art at the 2023 SA Music Awards with another 3 nominations under their belt. The album captures the last three years of their work, highlighting their growth and development touring the country and writing songs as a synergetic band.

Not afraid to experiment, Slowmango often collaborate with sister multi-arts collective The Bait Fridge to create mind-bending performance experiences which push the boundaries of a traditional concert, employing handmade costumes out of reclaimed materials, abstract narratives which drive the show, choreographed dances and theatrics, and immersive live projections.

by Liam Jacksonby Jack Fenbyby Emmaline Zanelli