Low At Easter

6 Apr

Seeing Low in concert for the first time at the Glee Club in Birmingham earlier this week felt a bit like a religious experience. The seated crowd responded to the Minnesota act with a kind of reverent adulation which frontman Alan Sparhawk good-naturedly poked fun at.

Low’s reputation, built over almost 20 years of sticking to their own rules as rock fads ebb and flow, obviously preceded them. Every one of Sparhawk’s expressive guitar shapes and Mimi Parker’s  floor-tom thuds was made to count –  the husband and wife’s harmonies mapping a lifetime of yearning and survival.

They closed their main set with Murderer from 2007 album Drums and Guns. And, with themes of divinity and violence, for me, it’s got that ‘Good’ Friday feel…

 

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