Tipped by the likes of Elbow’s Guy Garvey and 6Music’s Marc Riley, Low Chimes are an alt-folk band from Stroud. Following their two acclaimed EPs, released under previous name, Hot Feet, the band’s debut album is set for release in the Autumn of 2017. The first single from the album, Sleepwalking, was The Line Of Best Fit’s Song Of The Day and earned them a BBC 6Music live session and support from Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley and Vic Galloway. Already UK festival regulars, they have appeared at Glastonbury, Green Man, Kendal Calling and many others.
Joined by former Laura Marling band member Pete Roe on keys, Low Chimes have developed a fuller sound, finding influences beyond folk, rock and blues. The core live elements remain, with the introduction of synths, samples and other electronics lending the music new shades and nuances.
Layered too are Marianne’s lyrics which are often inspired by the outdoors. Natural images are woven into narratives of new beginnings and letting go of the past, but often serve as metaphors for darker themes. Solitude, anxiety and escapism provide an uneasy backdrop to otherwise hopeful messages.
“Truly nothing short of fabulous… really wonderful” Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music
“I predict great things”Guy Garvey, Elbow/BBC 6 Music
“One of my favourite things… wonderful free-form, syncopated indie-rock” – Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland/BBC 6 Music
“Deliriously hypnotic” – The Line Of Best Fit
Plus Support from:
Jack Francis ( Full Band Show )
"In little over a year, Jack Francis has gone from playing his unique brand of Folk/Soul/Americana at small local gigs in his hometown of Southampton, to appearing at major UK festivals such as the Isle Of Wight, Victorious and Stone Free Festival at the O2 Arena.
Attracting the attention of the industry, his debut EP 'The Van Wyck Expressway' has been championed by BBC Introducing, as well as receiving national radio play on Tom Robinson's Radio 6 Music show. His self-titled second EP was released at the start of 2017. The lead single 'Play On' was recorded at The Workshop, Notting Hill in late 2016, and was debuted on BBC Introducing shortly after."
"Hauntingly wonderful acoustic tunes tinged in old school Americana." - Southampton Music Magazine
"Brilliant voice and amazing songwriting talent!" -- BBC Introducing
The Jack Francis EP is now available on iTunes! - https://itun.es/gb/YjrKgb