- Music: Rock
- Bands: LOW
- Tickets: $47 http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/tickets/ID/1174/Low.utr
Robert Plant, the former-Led Zeppelin front man is a huge fan of Low and has covered the tracks Monkey & Silver Rider for his new solo album.
UnderTheRadar and Mystery Girl proudly present the return of Low this October.
Formed in 1993 in Duluth, Minnesota, Low are famed for their stark and original sound (often referred to as slow-core) that recalls the drama of Joy Division, the intensity of Big Black and the harmony of a church choir.
Low have visited New Zealand only once before in 2008, and for those that were there it was a very memorable show. Low will perform material from across their entire catalogue including tracks from their 2005 album The Great Destroyer two songs of which Robert Plant has chosen to cover on his new album Band of Joy. Yes, you read that correctly. Robert Plant, the former-Led Zeppelin front man is a huge fan of Low and has covered the tracks Monkey & Silver Rider for his new solo album.
Says Robert "I've been a fan of Low for a long time. That whole spook element. Monkey is such a great song - I don't think I could write anything half as good as that".
And of Silver Rider "I had to try and make it more creepy-crawl than them. It could be This Mortal Coil's kid sister, a 4AD release from 1991".
See the video for the original version of Monkey and the video for Robert Plants version of Silver Rider below.
We too are huge fans of Low and now you should be too!
Don't miss the unique sounds of Low touring New Zealand this October.
Monday 18th: Auckland, Kings Arms
Tuesday 19th: Wellington, San Francisco Bath House
Tickets $43.00 + bf from http://www.undertheradar.co.nz or in person at Real Groovy from 23rd of August