Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Hatchie, The Lemonheads, The Cranberries, Deadstar, Rolling Blackouts


band members

Taycian Lord, Tim Haines


Influences

Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail, Hatchie, Savage Garden, The Microphones, Sufjan, Neutral Milk hotel, Max Martin, Beach Boys, The Lemonheads, The Cranberries, Snarls, The Go-Betweens


Unearthed artists we like

Hatchie, Debbies


Website

Bio

Low Key Crush are Taycian and Tim, two friends from Melbourne who have been working on writing the greatest pop song this side of the equator. They work within the confines of indie pop, place melodies as the highest moral good found in music and mostly produce their songs out of a garage in Blackburn North, Victoria. Their music is best played while driving or seen live with the last person you kissed. The lyrics often have a sense of being unresolved where there’s always more questions then conclusions, and often depict life in their hometown of Melbourne. Tim’s words foreground emotions, but love anchoring them within a time and place. Their music is at times nostalgic but uninterested in pure re-creation. Low Key Crush believes a pop band with live instruments is incomplete without synthesisers and harmonies and that love is always the best thing to have a song about. Their debut single ‘Swimming Laps’ was played on Triple J, put on rotation at Sydney’s FBi and made Unearthed’s Best New Music Spotify playlist, and their follow up ‘Shelter’ was inserted into Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Indie playlist.

Tim and Taycian started Low Key Crush in early 2018 with now departed bassist and harms extraordinaire Ella working on catchy pop songs and gigging around Melbourne. They shared a love for love songs, melodies and indie pop and spent the next few years writing and releasing their first two singles as well as gigging locally. After Ella’s departure Tim and Taycian knuckled down to begin working on an EP, drawing on their strength for dream pop that’s not afraid of acoustic guitars, harmonies or bending synth notes. In 'When You Were Leaving' Tim introduces his childhood instrument, the violin, into arrangements, developing lush orchestral vibes flirting with what you’d find if you combined string sections from top 40 moments by The Cranberries, Goo Goo Dolls or one of Tim's all time favourite songs Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Apr 2020

Triple J
40

more warm pop from low key crush and i'm believing every moment of longing and sorrow like it's my own life stories.

more warm pop from low key crush and i'm believing every moment of longing and sorrow like it's my own life stories.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

flicking through old polaroids with this on in the background and getting a bit emotional.

flicking through old polaroids with this on in the background and getting a bit emotional.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

Damn, you've got one here. It's very inviting indie-pop with an attention to details that never distracts from the mood.

Damn, you've got one here. It's very inviting indie-pop with an attention to details that never distracts from the mood.