Low Red Moon - Dead Wax, Birmingham, 15/1/2021

  by Taylor Smyth

published: 12 / 4 / 2022




Low Red Moon - Dead Wax, Birmingham, 15/1/2021

With photos by Robert Hadley, Taylor Smyth watches eight-piece band Low Red Moon play a visual but versatile set at Dead Wax in their native Birmingham to launch their debut single, 'Fluid'.





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Sometimes a glance at an audience can tell you pretty much everything you need to know about a band. Not so with Low Red Moon. The crowd gathered at Dead Wax in Birmingham’s trendy Digbeth district is anything but one dimensional: Bright-eyed indie kids, ageing goths, geeks, hipsters, you name it. In a universe of niche interests, cliquey scenes and internet forum tastes, this melange of souls presents a refreshing twist in the post-pandemic hellscape that is Great Britain. People are out. This curious mix comes into focus and makes vivid sense when Low Red Moon appear and start making noise. Eight strong, this collective encompasses a ramshackle mix of elements, ranging from Spaghetti Western guitars to flute to pummelling drums to a Goblinesque dancer and poet. It shouldn’t work… Yet, these disparate parts fuse into a spectacle – sonically and visually – that is unique, difficult to pin down, and loads of bloody fun. The show is billed as a launch party for their debut single - 'Fluid'. The press material that accompanies the release describe the band as Psych-Fi Americana, which is, I guess, as good a description as any. The dynamic flux between the players ebbs and flows from the busy stage, dodging easy description. The mood shifts from sultry and broody to jagged and sparse, even off-kilter. An energetic crescendo is reached for the aforementioned 'Fluid' - a fevered Motorik pulse driving things forward, upward, onward, eventually sideward - that does not normally exist any more! Despite the start-stop time warp of the last two years, Low Red Moon have steadily been building a following and a reputation ‘around these parts’. On the evidence tonight, it is easy to see why. Photos by Robert Hadley



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https://www.facebook.com/lowredmoon
https://twitter.com/lowredmoonband
https://lowredmoon.bandcamp.com


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Low Red Moon - Dead Wax, Birmingham, 15/1/2021


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Low Red Moon - Dead Wax, Birmingham, 15/1/2021


Low Red Moon - Dead Wax, Birmingham, 15/1/2021


Low Red Moon - Dead Wax, Birmingham, 15/1/2021



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Robert Hadley photographs Birmingham-based collective Low Red Moon at a gig at Dead Wax in Birmingham to launch their debut single, ‘Fluid’.


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