Based in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Slow Sink officially started in the early months of 2014. It is led and represented by Mark Armas, who is the band’s lyricist, vocalist and guitarist. Slow Sink’s sound is defined as Folk-Alternative, being influenced mainly by artists The Civil Wars, Mumford and Sons, Damien Rice, The Head and The Heart and Bob Dylan. Most of their songs are specifically made to speak to quiet, lonely and heartbroken young people, pairing captivating melodies with melancholic but straightforward lyrics.
A lot has happened to Slow Sink in its first year as a band and solo project. Among these was their participation in the first APOLLO Music Festival as a finalist for the event’s songwriting competition, featuring their song, “Come What May”. They were also chosen as one of the Top 10 finalists for the Wanderband 2015 contest. Last February, they opened the first concert day of UP Fair 2015, PRESS PLAY. Slow Sink is also currently included in The UP Music Circle’s roster of bands. They’ve released a 6-track EP last August entitled, Broken Songs.