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Originally known as Three Month Sunset, Lowtide came together in Melbourne in 2009. Following the release of their debut EP (2010) and the Underneath Tonight 7” (2011), Lowtide continued to refine their live show playing locally and all around Australia, as well as travelling to New Zealand. They played some of the biggest festivals in the region including Boogie! Festival and Applecore Festival in Victoria, before headlining Fasterlouder’s Melbourne Music Week show in 2014.

Blending upbeat dream pop with melancholy shoegaze, the band create a complex, layered sound. Wrapped in a warm glow of chiming guitars and compelling melodies, ”Southern Mind” soars with Lucy Buckeridge and Giles Simon’s mesmerising dual vocals weaving astute harmonies. 


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Laura says: Carrying on from where their self-titled debut left off, this is a collection of gorgeous shimmering pop songs with Lucy and Giles' shared vocals floating over washes of reverby guitars. Although musically, The Chameleons, Sisters of Mercy and The Cure could all be used as reference points, the sweet vocals steer the overall sound in a more dreampop direction than these pointers would suggest.

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Coloured LP Info: Transparent Green Vinyl.

London-based post-punk four-piece, H. Grimace release their debut album ‘Self Architect’, via Opposite Number.

Their debut album follows on from 2015’s sold out ‘I Am Material’ tape and the critically acclaimed ‘Royal Hush’ 7”, which came out last year. ‘Self Architect’ reveals a sharper and more empathic feel to the band’s already relentless output.

Made up of Hannah Gledhill (vocals/guitar), Marcus Browne (guitar), Corin Johnson (bass) and Diago Gomes (drums), H. Grimace masterfully hone in on their part shoegaze, part post-punk compositons on their upcoming debut. The foundations of which are laid by the integral guitar pairing of Marcus Brown and Hannah Gledhill, from Yorkshire and Melbourne respectively.

Singer Gledhill's vocals and lyrics are self-reflective and question contemporary social pressures to do with image, work, power and our connection to the land. The collaboration in the album's opening track '2.1 Woman' features poet and artist Vivienne Griffin who critiques the constant pressure exerted on women to create better and better versions of themselves.

These new songs have been recorded with long standing engineer and friend Rory Attwell and mixed by both Rory and Ben Greenberg, formerly of ‘The Men’ and currently in Sacred Bones-signed Uniform, who the band met and found an instant affinity with on their extensive US tour last year. H. Grimace will be bringing their vigorously captivating live show to the UK this year.

H. Grimace

Royal Hush / Excavations

    Acting as the first release since 2015's sold out “I Am Material” tape, “Royal Hush” reveals a sharper and more emphatic feel to the band's already unrelenting output. These new songs have been recorded with long standing engineer and friend Rory Attwell and mixed by both Rory and Ben Greenberg formerly of ‘The Men’ who the band met and found an instant affinity for on their 30 date US tour last year. H. Grimace’s integral guitar pairing of Marcus Browne and Hannah Gledhill now masterfully hone in on their part shoegaze, part post-punk compositions which lays the foundations for the enigmatic duo, from Yorkshire and Melbourne respectively, to make their mark this year with a vigorously captivating live show to match. (For fans of Pixies, Blonde Redhead, Deerhunter, Women Body/Head)

    Melbourne quartet Lowtide have released the opening track and in turn announced the release of their self-titled debut which was launched by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music this week.

    The Line of Best Fit have also shown early support for the band by premiering the single which sees the band inaugurate new London label Opposite Number as Lowtide look to breach their shores this summer by releasing their first full length to the world on all formats.

    Superficially, it would seem relatively easy to define Lowtide’s music. Their reverb drenched, richly layered and heavily textured sound inhabits that celestial world where the sonics of Spacemen 3, Sparklehorse and Slowdive swoop and soar. And yet, crucially Lowtide pave a prodigal path of their own with one of the most majestic Australian albums in recent years.

    Previous releases include the ‘Julia/Spring’ 7 inch single in Australia which came out via Lost & Lonesome to critical acclaim. It featured a cover of the Asylum Party classic ‘Julia’ and has received consistent airplay from Henry Rollins on KCRW since.


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    Coloured LP Info: Transparent red vinyl with download card.


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