We’ve seen a lot of bigger and hyped acts playing Store Sal the last couple of days. We’ve seen bands that really sells tickets, but the closing act in Musikhuset was local Lowly. And there’s a different hype to this band, and I feel like it’s more of an industry thing. It’s not a band that sells the most tickets, and it’s not a band that generates a long line to get in – but still, Store Sal got filled up quite nicely.
It’s one of those bands, where the music snobs will love them, and the people buying tickets to get some SaveUs and the likes will love them as well. And they did! Lowly did extremely well on stage; it was loud, it was tight, it was noisy and it was still (almost) catchy indie-pop.
They actually did so well, that several people stood up and did some spacey moves to their music, creating this really cool atmosphere. The visuals, made by Jakob Kvist, had the band members’ silhouettes thrown up behind them, changing rapidly from one band member to another. Simple, but beautiful visuals.
It’s impossible not to be impressed (and fall a tiny bit in love) with Soffie and Nanna on stage. Soffie with her Ian Curtis-ish moves, and Nanna with her noise-guitar. They simply are a perfect match on stage, and the Lowly’s strongest moments are when they’re singing together, no doubt. That’s where you really, really feel them and the music. That’s where you can get a tiny bit emotional.
Every time I’ve seen Lowly live, which isn’t all that often, to be honest, it seems like they’ve put some thought to how they’ll finish the show – and it seems like they always agree on finishing strong, hard and with loads of power. They did that yesterday as well, forcing the audience to give them a standing ovation in return. A beautiful moment and one of my absolute highlights from SPOT Festival 2016.
It's impossible not to get emotional when experiencing this local band. There music just calls for it, I guess. This really solid performance forced the audience to give standing ovations in return. (5/6)