• Low Set For Dublin Return

    Low are coming back to Dublin next year. As part of a new world tour, the Duluth, Minnesota indie rock band will play Vicar Street on April 26, 2021. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 25th at 10am. Accompanying the news is details of the band’s thirteenth studio album. Titled Hey What, it will be released via Sub Pop on September 10th. Check out the video for new single ‘Days Like These’ below.  

  • Low – Double Negative

    In a world that loves labels, being unclassifiable can be a heavy cross to bear… Long lumbered with reductive and largely meaningless tags like “Slowcore” (or worse still “Sadcore”), Low’s elegant sound has all too frequently been banished to the realms of what Jack Black’s character in High Fidelity might have dubbed “Old, sad bastard music”.   Such curt dismissal though, does a great disservice to Low’s intricate and deceptively chameleonic songs which, over the course of 15 albums, have run the gamut from chilly post-rock and spectral folk to buoyant indie pop, throwing in the odd The Smiths cover…

  • Low Set For Vicar Street Show

    Duluth indie rock legends Low will return to Dublin to play Vicar Street on October 17. The news comes off the back of the announcement of their forthcoming album – a release coinciding with their 25th year together – Double Negative. Watch three videos for the opening three tracks from the album below. Tickets for the Dublin show cost €30 and go on sale on Friday at 9am.    

  • 88mph: David Bowie – Low

    Bowie had faced his demons. He was running from L.A. and cocaine. He had decided to save his own life from drugs. His marriage was ending. He was wrangling legally with his former manager. He was escaping from the celebrity he had created. He dressed down and fitted in. He lived in anonymity. He hung out and worked with Iggy Pop. He painted. He rode a bike. For Low, Bowie invented no character for himself. He abandoned any hope of commercialism. He suffered from writer’s block. Low was both result and cure. He made the record imagining it would never…

  • Irish Tour: Low – A Christmas Performance

    A Christmas Performance from Duluth indie rock legends Low at Belfast’s Empire Music Hall and Kilkenny’s Set Theatre. Photos by Colm Laverty and Ian McDonnell. Empire Music Hall, Belfast Photos by Colm Laverty Set Theatre, Kilkenny Photos by Ian McDonnell

  • Low Announce Irish Christmas Shows

    A band synonymous for Christmas for many (not least thanks to their 1999 album of the same name) Duluth indie rock trio Low will three Irish dates in December. Closing their A Christmas Performance tour, Alan Sparhawk and co. will play Belfast’s Empire Music Hall on Monday, December 12, Dublin’s Christchurch on Tuesday, December 13 and Kilkenny’s Set Theatre on Wednesday, December 14. The band last played Belfast in 2013, Dublin in 2012 and Kilkenny back in 2009. Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday, September 16.

  • Low Amongst New Acts Set for Other Voices Live

    Low are amongst a new wave of acts announced to play this year’s Other Voices Live in Dingle from December 4-6. Joining the Ohio slowcore pioneers are Jack Garrett, Keaton Henson, Glen Hansard and The Academic, whilst the acts set to play IMRO’s Other Room are Saint Sister, Talos, Gavin Glass Bitch Falcon and Hawk. Elsewhere, the following acts are set to play the free Music Trail across Dingle: Last week, Richard Hawley, Gaz Coombes, Gavin James, Lapsley and Otherkin were the first acts confirmed to play the annual showcase, which sees its 14th outing this year.

  • The End of an Era? How a Generation Got Beat Pt. 1

    I looked down at my wrist. I held the scissors in my other hand, almost trembling with excitement. Or was it fear? I couldn’t say. Closing my eyes, I felt the pressure in my fingers, and heard the gentle sound of metal slicing through ribbon. After three years of wearing my ATP 2011 wristband, I removed it, like a surgeon operating on a tumour. I still hadn’t slept properly since The End of an Era Part 1, the first half of the festival’s great farewell, but the magic had been broken. If this was the end, then it was a…