Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Low Moon Low - Calm Now

Single review by

This is one of those pleasant surprises that makes trawling through all the music out there worthwhile. According to their Facebook page, London band Low Moon Low formed last May, so happy anniversary to them. What better way to celebrate it than by announcing their first official single (they previewed a couple of songs online last year) to be released on June 3rd. 'Calm Now' is up there with the best debut singles we've heard for a while and we're putting this down to the fact that it, paradoxically, sounds like lots of bands you know yet something brand new at the same time.

We're picking up traces of Wooden Shjips, Tindersticks, Sebadoh and other bands our spell checker doesn't like. You can even pick up a hint of Echo & The Bunnymen, yet, like we said, it doesn't sound quite like any of them. There are fuzzy guitars, a driving bassline and distorted vocals, and where some bands would have cleaned these up in production, Low Moon Low are wise enough to know that these are what gives the song the life and vibrancy that it has. Let's hope this is the beginning of a very beautiful friendship.

Low Moon Low's website

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Catch them live:

THU 23 MAY The Abbey Tavern, London, UK
THU 06 JUN Total Refreshment Centre, London, UK
WED 12 JUN Sebright Arms, London, UK
FRI 14 JUN The Old Blue Last, London, UK
SAT 06 JUL The Nest, London, UK
TUE 16 JUL Upstairs At Ronnie Scott's, London, UK

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