THE LOW ANTHEM are my band of the year (so far), definitely my album of the year (so far) and maybe gig of the year (so far). (It is only August).
First saw them in a daytime show in a bar on 6th street, Austin. SXSW was in full swing and they were pissed off, it was stinking hot, the bar was rammed with expectant faces and we were surrounded by bars with noodling guitar heroes drowning out any noise they tried to make. They were struggling to be heard and the frustration was palpable (though not audible…) They persevered, turned the anger into atmosphere (turned up) and they were amazing. I saw them again the next night at midnight in a church (no booze or loos), illuminated by a 20ft cross. It wasn’t a religious experience but the context was fitting and I was hooked.
We are very happy to announce we have signed them (via Chrysalis Music USA). Check out some reviews and videos below:
‘THIS YEAR’S FLEET FOXES’ – Steve Lamacq / BBC
‘SOLEMNLY BEAUTIFUL MUSIC’ – Rolling Stone
‘SUPERBLY CRAFTED, GRANDLY ELOQUENT SONGS’ – The Boston Globe
**** Mojo // **** Observer Music Monthly // **** Guardian // **** Uncut
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