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THE LOW ANTHEM + SUPPORT

Sunday, 29 August 2010

The Tunnels, Carnegies Brae, Aberdeen, AB10 1BF. Phone (01224) 211121

Doors 8pm

Tickets 12+bf in adv / 14 on door

Available from One-Up Records, Belmont Street, Aberdeen. Phone (01224) 642662 or www.ticketweb.co.uk

http://www.myspace.com/interestingmusic

http://www.thetunnels.co.uk

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THE LOW ANTHEM

Recently announced as Breakthrough Act of the year at the MOJO Magazine Awards, and riding high on the back of triumphant performances at last years Glastonbury, SXSW, Lollapalooza, and Newport festivals, The Low Anthem are one of the music worlds most hotly tipped acts right now. Their unique brand of Americana makes room for gospel, folk, and blues and manages to rise way above its influences, through its startling lyrical imagery and magical melodies. The Low Anthems musical palette is a very broad one, hushed solemn moments are punctuated by soaring rock-outs, which show off some apocalyptic folk influences.

After making their independent debut with 2007's What the Crow Brings, the band rang in 2008 by recording an album with producer Jesse Lauter which the band initially self-released under the title Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. As their buzz continued to build, the Low Anthem signed a contract with Nonesuch Recordings and reissued Oh My God in 2009

"The Low Anthem could have sprung fully formed off a Fillmore poster, circa 1968: one part Dylan's erudition, one part Neil Young's hallucinatory visions, one part The Band's rootsy austerity, one part Leonard Cohen's apocalyptic melancholy." (Uncut)

"ethereal transcendence laden with poignancy" (The Guardian)

"The Low Anthem are a classic American band in the making. Their last album, Oh My God Charlie Darwin, which came out on Bella Union last year, fired up the MOJO readers' imagination with its mix of Dylan-meets-Waits Americana. To be honest, they're still a well kept secret but this year will belong to them. MOJO readers prove themselves once again one step ahead of the pack by voting them the Breakthrough Act of the last 12 months." (Phil Alexander, MOJO Editor-In-Chief)

http://www.lowanthem.com

http://www.myspace.com/lowanthem

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Awesome!

I saw them live over here a few months ago, this was by far my fave gig of the year.

Although Megafaun was awesome too, try to get them!

The youtube stuff is really sweet but does not even remotely do justice to the live gigs.

Really nice people too. They played on and on, really enjoying themselves and playing lots longer than they were supposed to. They closed off with a cappella stuff, getting the opening act back on stage for that too.

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Low Anthem = Good

Gaslight Anthem = Wank

Nice one, might check this out, Duane Eddy recommended The Low Anthem on Jonathan Ross last week.

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Am I right in thinking that support will come from the magnificent Mountain Man?

Absolutely. You're one step ahead of us! I think some respectful hush will be requested.

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If anybody cares to supply pants for Mountain Mans rider (3 woman just in case you wondered) please feel free. I refused to do so fearing I'd buy the wrong size thus causing embarrassment all round!

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The Guardian Sat 28th Aug GUIDE MUSIC TOP Pick of The Week = Scotland

"Haunting but sharp-tongued rather than nostalgic back porch Americana from this US touted band"

& then there is Mountain Man :up:

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I really wanna go to this but I'm f busto. Does anybody have any spare guesties that could bear the brunt of a Christy and Louise combo? Long shot, I know...

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Own up. Who was the nutjob?

Good show, eh?

Very much enjoyed the show and, the one person aside, the audience was pretty well behaved and quiet for both bands. I like that each member of the Low Anthem has a different arrangement of facial hair - something for everyone there. The only thing missing was that I was hoping they would swap hats when they swapped instruments. That would have been a nice touch, but you can't have everything.

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Own up. Who was the nutjob?

Good show, eh?

That nutjob was the band's favourite moment. They liked that a lot. I wish I could remember what he said apart from starting with FUCK...

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