Opposite Number Presents:
if you’re into a delicious combination of reverb-heavy dream pop and infectious melodies along the lines of My Bloody Valentine, Ride, The Cure and Slowdive – then this show is for you!
Melbourne-based Lowtide have a secret weapon in the shimmering exchanges between Lucy Buckeridge and Giles Simon – their dual bass lines and intertwining vocals are pivotal to their unique sound.
These hazy vocals and swirling guitar effects are given room to breathe as the band masterfully exploit rhythm and space. Australian fans have been enjoying all of this since 2014 – as well as a cover of Asylum Party’s ‘Julia’ in 2015. Here in the UK we only got the record last August – and it’s been spinning on our stereo regularly since then.
2016 was a breakthrough year for the dream pop / indie pop / shoegaze specialists who received critical acclaim for their inaugural long-player including #36 on Rough Trade’s renowned ‘Albums Of The Year’ list whilst also having amassed 4 and 4.5 star reviews in many of their homeland’s rags, and a string of sold out shows (not to mention an AMP nomination).
Lowtide have been played on BBC 6 Music a lot with fans such as Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq who described their music as ‘effortlessly good’!
“Whether you want to call it shoegaze, roogaze, dream-pop, indie or whatever, this is simply a classy piece of work that should feature in everyone’s end of year best-of list.”
- 4.5 Stars, mX
“There is a synthesis of aural texture and melodic sensibility on Lowtide’s long-awaited debut album that’s so compelling it verges on hypnotic.”
- 4 Stars, The Age