When I arrive at the Greystones, extra chairs are being brought it to accommodate the eager punters crammed into the back room. Unsurprisingly, the second of these shows, devised by the wonderful Low Duo, is a sell-out. In one of the breaks, I ask the band – brothers Adam and Leigh Greenwood – what the appeal is, and it seems to come down to the … Continue reading Review: Later… without Jools Holland (Low Duo Mike Hughes Chloe-Jade Simmons Caroline Francis
The Sheffield music aficionados are restless. The tickets say 7pm, they’ve loaded up on pints of Thornbridge’s finest, and they want in. The Greystones’ staff apologise: the bands aren’t ready yet. An awkward queue forms along the bar; the audience has false-started, but nevertheless will stake its individual claims to the best seats inside The Backroom. Continue reading “Review – Later…Without Jools Holland (Low Duo, David J. Roch, Pete David, See Emily Play)”
Funny thing, album launches. Especially when Low Duo is involved. Merely a month ago, I saw them open the night for Screaming Maldini‘s album launch (a rather loud and splenderous affair) and now it was their turn to offer us a regal spectacle in the only place in Sheffield that does a decent Reuben sandwich, The Great Gatsby. Continue reading “Gig: Low Duo album launch (support from The Hudares & David J. Roch)”
The marrying of imagination and reality is always a rocky one. The utopian images in your head will always look like what Sir Kenneth Hugo Adam would do to please Sean Connery, but the dystopian vicissitudes of real life sometimes yield a canvas scrawled by a crayola wielding maniac who sniffed too many grammes of bath salts. Continue reading “Gig: Low Duo, My First Tooth & Screaming Maldini @ The Harley”
Greetings, readers drinking Sangría Señorial (via smuggling) and eating cheese triangles. Welcome to another edition of our “reviewing releases late again” single reviews column.
This week’s singles come courtesy of a lifelong depression triggered by the final episode of ALF. Shit, that was depressing, son.
Ah, singles, right:
We asked through several outlets (social media, post its, telepathy) for people to send in reviews of their Tramlines experience. Here’s one by Mr. Simon Roberts. Enjoy! Continue reading “Tramlines 2012 – Guest Review #1”
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. They also say never start a review with a cliché. I guess sometimes it’s better to go with your gut instinct. Continue reading “Review – X Ray Horse w/ Low Duo, Empty Churches, The Kickliner & Don’t Sleep Dream”
The key to being a great lyricists is the ability to tell a captivating story whilst allowing for the music to fill in the cracks and create extra depth. Tonight shows that not only are there great lyricists still left, behind the smoke and glitter of processed pop, but they are thriving on pure emotion. Continue reading “Live review: Low Duo’s EP Launch @ The Great Gatsby”
Time sure flies when you’re watching life fritter away from the window sill. It was less than a year ago that we saw Low Duo at Pete David and The Payroll Union‘s Haymageddon. Heck, they are now called The Payroll Union (still an ace band). So, in one year, Low Duo have released 3 EPs and played everywhere, including an ace set with Anna Calvi. We’ve … Continue reading Invitation: Low Duo’s EP launch
Stream – ‘Ambulance’