Ahead of a forthcoming debut album, due for release early next year, hotly-tipped Danish quintet LOWLY have unveiled a new track. Four compact minutes of uniquely sensual, rhythmic and mesmerising dream pop by the name of “Deer Eyes”. Click HERE to listen. The band have also announced a number of European festival appearances, including Iceland Airwaves, as well as two UK shows in late October. Upcoming UK live info below:
Thursday 27th October – LONDON – Old Blue Last
Saturday 29th October – WINCHESTER – The Railway
As remarkable as their music is that Lowly only got together in 2014, having met at the musical academy in Aarhus, Denmark. Despite all five members being involved in different studies, and having their own bands on the go, 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 categorisation.
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.”
‘Deer Eyes’ follows three independent releases in Denmark, which saw the Guardian include Lowly in a ‘Five must-listen new tracks from around the world’ round-up, while The Line Of Best Fit swooned to an “idyllic, height of summer sonic landscape… total bliss… Nordic pop does not get bigger.”
Stay tuned for further news and additional live information. Lowly photo by Anna Jarmolovicz below: