Lowly is a collective group of musicians from Denmark. Based in Aarhus, it was only right and proper that the band got to play SPOT Festival earlier this month.
Our Janine made it to SPOT (you can see her review here), and although I didn’t get along, I did pick out three bands that I would have seen if I had made it, and I played them on the radio, about the time they were hitting the stage(s) (hear here, about 1h10 in). Lowly is one of those bands and the one that features in our luistertip this week!
With all five members coming from very differing musical backgrounds, Nanna Schannong, Soffie Viemose, Kasber Staub, Thomas Lund and Steffen Lundtoft form a kind-of musical collective, all playing in other successful acts that cover hip hop to electronica (NANOME, Islets of Dust, NovemberDecember, Point Blank).
Although everything is very new at the moment (they only got together this year; in fact their first rehearsal was on 2 Jan 2014, at 10 o’clock precisely!), they are already making waves outside Denmark, with The Guardian recently listing their first song among five must-listen new tracks from around the world. The song in question is Daydreamers:
Thoughtful party vibes
A summery, floaty tune with gorgeous harmonies and just the right dose of electronic bleeps and shimmering cymbals, it carries you away on a sea of ‘thoughtful party sound waves’.
I caught up with Soffie from the band before SPOT festival to ask about the track, and here is what she said: ‘The single Daydreamers, hasn’t been released on a label yet, only on Soundcloud. The song is a part of a five song EP that we will release in the future, but we are currently looking for a labels to do that.’
Originally destined only to be together for one week, we are glad they stuck with it to go on to make their unique type of dreamy pop. The band themselves call it ‘noise-pop, and everything in between’, with the individual members (who are all songwriters) forming their own skeletons separately, as it were, and then building the songs together, using very open boundaries when it comes to composing and arranging.
You can hear more of an interview that All You Can Eat Berlin did with the band at SPOT here: