The recording for The Teskey Brothers’ second album kicked off with what can only be described as a snakebitten situation. Holed up in Sam Teskey’s home studio, the band had a singer who couldn’t sing (Josh Teskey had temporarily lost his voice to a cold), a producer (Paul Butler) undergoing a divorce, and an analogue format tape machine that broke down on the first day. None of these hiccups are present on Run Home Slow. Backed by the sharp and masterly efforts of a band born to weave southern gospel, soul, and R&B together, frontman Josh Teskey delivered a radiant vocal performance with as much grit as it has libidinous sensibilities. Indebtments to soul luminaries like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin aside, the album swaggers with showmanship and precision. From the first chorus of opener “Let Me Let You Down”, right through to the slow-dance of “That Bird”, the brothers and childhood friends traverse startlingly beautiful terrain. As it turns out, despite the false start, the record wasn’t jinxed at all. Run Home Slow hit number two on the ARIA chart, under Ed Sheeran’s fourth album.