After a 25-year career, Low just keeps on surprising you. It has been a long time since Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker ran the quietest and most discrete rock band on the planet.
The couple now personifies the zeitgeist more than ever. The title of their twelfth studio album, Double Negative, refers to the negativity around us and our negative reaction to it. Tender melodies and gripping vocal parts are brutally enveloped in dissonant electronic soundscapes and buzzing feedback. A precision bombardment by drones dressed up as a musical metamorphosis has seldom sounded so compelling.
Low 11/10, 19.30, Botanique