Sloan Peterson is a romantic, a dreamer, a poet and woman of immense ambition and resilience. The moniker –borrowed from the iconic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off– is the musical identity of the Sydney-based artist blurring raw introspection with the stylistic and performative elements of '60s French rock and fresh electronic pop of today.
By 19, the young musician was carving a name for herself in Sydney’s indie live scene as the stylish frontwoman of punk band the Black Zeros, then travelled to New York in pursuit of a music career with another project. In 2017, Sloan Peterson (the artist) was born, leading to a support gig with The Kooks on tour in 2019, Australian radio support and over 1.8million streams. But Sloan Peterson was just getting started.
Sloan’s most recent release is “Nightmare” (Oct 20, 2020) produced by Hauskey (aka Andy Hopkins) and mixed by Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Wolf Alice) is a lyrical story on the perspective of navigating the tricky waters of balance in a relationship & has already attracted early support from Triple J.
“It's a very different project now to what it was before,” says Sloan of new music she’s been working on, including an EP set for release early next year. Still possessing the powerful femininity, indie-pop charm and sublime lyric-writing that earned her a passionate fan base, Sloan’s new music feels incredibly of-the-moment, both in sound and subject matter.