KEY TRACK: Loveless
MANAGEMENT: United Management
WHO: Singer/guitarist Matt Lowell, bassist Crisanta Baker and guitarist Samuel Stewart.
WHAT: Night-time dream-pop designed to exacerbate emotional feelings. Synths are deployed at will, heartbroken TV drama montages surely beckon.
WHERE: Lowell, Baker and Stewart come from Long Island, Denver and London respectively, but Lo Moon formed in Los Angeles.
ARE YOU SURE THEY’RE NOT AN EMO BAND?
100%. Yes, Lo Moon seem consumed by feelings – Lowell recently told NPR he cried upon hearing the finished version of breakout track Loveless – but their sound counters sadness with groove.
A CLASSIC RECIPE FOR A‘SLOW-BURN SUCCESS’ THEN?
Possibly. Cigarettes After Sex isn’t too outlandish a comparison, while Adam Granduciel and Charlie Hall of The War On Drugs feature on Lo Moon’s self-titled debut (out February 23).
NICE. ARE THEY PLAYING SOON?
If Spring counts as soon, then yes. They hit London’s Omeara on May 22.