About the Artist
Strongly 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, and a Summer of festival dates in 2016, the band’s debut album is set for release in Autumn 2017. Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley and Vic Galloway have all given early 6Music support to the first single off the album, Sleepwalking, which was also made The Line Of Best Fit’s Song Of The Day.
Now 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 nature and seasonal change. 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