Artist info

Genre

Indie


Sounds like

Foals, The XX, Wild Beasts


band members

Thomas, Bill, Brent, Jack


Influences

Swedish pop music, talk talk, Slowdive


Bio

Intimate, haunting, and swirling with atmospherics, Lowlakes’ music has a sense of the cinematic. Their marriage of shoegaze, alternative and dream-pop is dark with imagery of midnight, wintry landscapes- punctuated by bone-chilling waves of frontman Tom Snowdon’s voice. Originally hailing from Alice Springs in the central Australian desert, childhood friends Snowdon, Bill Guerin and Jack Talbot formed Lowlakes with Brent Monaghan in 2011 after relocating to Melbourne. Lowlakes made waves with the release of their 2012 eponymous EP, and after performing at the prestigious CMJ Music Festival in New York in October 2012, and with European Tours penned in for May and October/November Lowlakes’ haunting sound is digging a footing all over. Their debut album is due for release in October 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8VQzzoZN48 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb459PDAVNQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeWQKUHkxc0

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

02 Oct 2012

Triple J
50

Retains Lowlakes' strongest elements, textural layering and Snowdon's striking voice, but winds them through a march darker tract than their previous EP. A moody expansion of their sound.

Retains Lowlakes' strongest elements, textural layering and Snowdon's striking voice, but winds them through a march darker tract than their previous EP. A moody expansion of their sound.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

06 Mar 2012

Triple J
40

This isn't a sound you hear everyday! Serene and glacial. If you put Antony Hegarty and Sigur Ros in an Icelandic room in the heady days of '90s shoegaze, it might sound like this.

This isn't a sound you hear everyday! Serene and glacial. If you put Antony Hegarty and Sigur Ros in an Icelandic room in the heady days of '90s shoegaze, it might sound like this.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

16 Mar 2012

Triple J
50

Impressively beautiful stuff, that voice is like crumpled velvet and the steadily building song it soars across shows a band with a masterful grasp of mood and structure.

Impressively beautiful stuff, that voice is like crumpled velvet and the steadily building song it soars across shows a band with a masterful grasp of mood and structure.