EP REVIEW: Lowlakes “Lowlakes”

Last year The Moxie became Lowlakes. There was no real explanation for the change, other than that the Melbourne based four piece felt their sound had grown and their identity had changed. The move is a wise one. Lowlakes is a perfect synonym for the atmospheric, Radiohead influenced brooding.

Having perfected their craft over nearly 7 years of playing together – Alice Springs natives Bill Guerin (bass), Jack Talbot (drums) and Thomas Snowdon (vocals, guitar) first jammed together in 2005 before adding Bendigo’s Brent Monaghan on guitar in 2009 – Lowlakes eponymous EP is a more accomplished effort than one might expect of a debut. It is little surprise therefore that Lowlakes are already being tipped for global domination. But let’s not count their chickens before they hatch. Instead lets focus our energy exploring what is so compulsively appealing about Lowlakes…

Fronted by the creamy-rich and honey-soothing vocals of Thomas Snowdon, Lowlakes are instantly identifiable. Snowdon could easily be the secret lovechild of Antony Hegarty and Alison Moyet, a revelation that leads directly to audio sensory heaven. Throw into the mix a visual approach to lyrical composition and Lowlakes have engaged both body and mind, drawing you into their intricately complex but alarmingly calming world.

Though lead single “Song For Motion” induces the most chilblains, the quartet would be wise to release the mega radio friendly “Buffalo” as their next single due to its more singalong nature.

Lowlakes are a band to salivate over. With their eponymous EP offering an insight into what the already accomplished live act can achieve in a recording studio, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that 2012 is set to be their year.

Rating: 5/5
Reviewer: Jeremy Williams 


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  1. […] For Motion” as part of The Kaje Sessions. Since then they have stunned us with their scintillating eponymous debut EP, so we wasted no time in touching base with the boys once again and asking them a few important […]

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