Lowtide, Southern Mind, Transparent Green Vinyl LP, Std Vinyl LP, CD.
Blending upbeat dream pop with melancholy shoegaze, the band create a complex, layered sound. Wrapped in a warm glow of chiming guitars and compelling melodies, ”Southern Mind” soars with Lucy Buckeridge and Giles Simon’s mesmerising dual vocals weaving astute harmonies. The band said of the debut single “Alibi”; “‘Alibi’ is about a relationship burning out – when the mundane has well and truly overshadowed the magical, but you’re still stuck in it.” The track was premiered by The Line of Best Fit, who wrote:
Having initially released their well-received self-titled debut album in 2014 via Lost & Lonesome, Lowtide then released that album internationally in 2016 via Opposite Number. They received support in the UK from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, Rough Trade Magazine and Album Club inclusion.
Originally known as Three Month Sunset, Lowtide came together in Melbourne in 2009. Following the release of their debut EP (2010) and the Underneath Tonight 7” (2011), Lowtide continued to refine their live show playing locally and all around Australia, as well as travelling to New Zealand. They played some of the biggest festivals in the region including Boogie! Festival and Applecore Festival in Victoria, before headlining Fasterlouder’s Melbourne Music Week show in 2014.
Lowtide’s debut album truly defined their sound and was met with critical acclaim, including a 4 Star review in Rolling Stone who wrote; “The album houses a perfect mix of the driving and drifting, with songs changing shape right before our ears”, and Clash wrote that it was “a highly creative piece of dreamy shoegaze that fused a fondness for beautiful texture with sharply defined songwriting.” Lowtide was also nominated for The Amp (Australian Music Prize) in 2014.
The release of the ‘Julia/Spring’ 7 inch single in 2015 continued to increase Lowtide’s profile both locally and internationally, with an East Coast tour and airplay support at Triple J and across national community radio. Both tracks have now received a combined number of 160,00 streams on Spotify alone.
Tracklisting, Lowtide, Southern Mind
1. Southern Mind
3. Elizabeth Tower
6. On The Fence
7. The Fear
9. Fault Lines