Playing US Shows In May & Debut Album Heba Out Now On Bella Union
"Danish dream pop group take a quantum leap forward, with a richer and more eclectic sound" -Pitchfork
US TOUR DATES:
5/20/2018 - New York, NY - Berlin
5/22/2018 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
5/24/2018 - Seattle, WA - Nordic Heritage Museum
“Textured, imaginative soundscapes” - Interview
“an overwhelming onslaught of beauty” – Stereogum
“jazzy, soaring widescreen pop” – Brooklyn Vegan
Following the release of their stunning, critically-acclaimed debut LP Heba last year on Bella Union, hotly tipped Danish quintet Lowly are pleased to share lush new track “Wood". Listen to it HERE. Additionally, Lowly carry their outstanding live performance to the US for the first with shows in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Lowly only came together as a band in 2014, having met at the musical academy in Aarhus, Denmark. Despite all five members being involved in different studies, and having their own pre-existing endeavors, Nanna Schannong (lead vocals, guitar), Soffie Viemose (lead vocals, laptop), Kasper Staub (synthesisers), Thomas Lund (bass, Moog) and Steffen Lundtoft (drums, percussion) soon found common musical ground; a restlessly inventive and exquisitely melodic sound that refutes easy categorization.
The band themselves call it “noise-pop, and everything in between”. In this case ‘noise’, explains Kasper Staub, refers to the textures and treatments via laptop and guitar. This gives Lowly songs unpredictable, shape-shifting qualities (brilliantly layered by the band and co-producer Anders Boll, Efterklang’s long-trusted engineer/soundman), though a core of wistful melancholy remains, further intensified by the enigmatic lyrics.
“We think of our music and lyrics more like a painting, we think it should all melt together,” says Staub. “We’re all interested in developing ourselves as songwriters, and working in new ways, with different ideas.”
Vacillating between vintage and modern, emotion and energy and heart and soul, Lowly are a fresh band breathing a timeless life into the modern realm of indie music. This early on, it suggests that the potential for this standout act is limitless.