The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Slomo Sapiens

By: Alexis V.

June 16, 2017

The power trio of Ceallaigh Corbishley, Greg Geiger, and Jon Pritchard, better known as Slomo Sapiens (a band name that you know you wish you thought of), has us excited about the next wave of garage-psych acts, being homegrown in Philly. The group is currently building a recording studio in their buddy’s basement so we are hoping to hear more rad tunes from the local power trio sooner than later. Until then, check out their latest single, “Fang,” below, and take a gander at our recent interview with The Deli Philly’s Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner below. (Photo by Stefanie Sexton)

The Deli: How did you start making music?

Greg Geiger: Ceallaigh (originally from New Zealand) moved to Philly last summer. We met, and he showed me some music by his old band. I knew the perfect drummer for the style so I gave Jon a call. The 3 of us started jamming last September, and started gigging in the winter.


TD: Where did the name Slomo Sapiens come from?

Ceallaigh Corbishly: Ancient Greece.


TD: What are your biggest musical influences?

CC: Being on hold.


TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

Slomo Sapien: Philly Bands - Sixteen Jackies, Lady HD, Dylan Mcgowan, Local Smokes,  Captain Tyin’ Knots. Everywhere Else - Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Pond, Black Sabbath, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.


TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

CC: Concert - Deep Purple; Album - Backstreet Boys on Cassette.

Jon Pritchard: Van Halen with my Dad; Album - I had my mom help me buy Underoath - They’re Only Chasing Safety from the Christian bookstore.  

GG: Concert - Warped Tour 2007 - the headliners were Underoath and Bad Religion; Album - Weezer Blue Album.


TD: What do you love about Philly?

CC: The Beaches.


TD: What do you hate about Philly?

CC: Too many chairs.


TD: What are your plans for 2017?

SM: We’re currently building a recording studio in our friend’s basement. We hope to have a DIY album finished in a few months. Maybe a mini tour too.


TD: What was your most memorable live show?

SM: We played at the 2017 Waking Windows Fest in Vermont, and drank a bunch of Heady Toppers.


TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?

SM: Processed Meat.