Daily Discovery #17: LOWES.
If London Grammar were a rich Belgian chocolate, LOWES. would be their sea salted counterpart. With their senses grabbing debut, Awake at Night is full of complex and deep flavours making you want to discover more.
There are times when music speaks directly to you. Certain albums retain special places in our souls ready for that ‘break glass when entering emotional turmoil’ moment. LOWES. sit in that realm. With minimalist piano, Awake at Night puts the vocals of Evie Plumb to the fore. Telling the story of temporary insomnia caused by thoughts whizzing around her mind, the ambient instrumentation and deep textures allow you to lose yourself in the performance.
First comparisons will always look to London Grammar. Indeed, this Lancaster trio walk side by side with the Nottingham group. This is the first record we have in order to draw conclusions. Evie’s vocals are very similair to that of Hannah Reid with both groups utilising immense vocals to narrate the story. As a snap shot, their sound is summed up beautifully via their social media. Describing the group as ‘intimate as they are impactful’ it will be interesting to see how LOWES.’ follow up singles sound. The difficulty comes in carving out their own identity.
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Awake at Night is available to download via Bandcamp and iTunes. Expect a video soon with shots appearing of the band preparing for the shoot.