Last month, we heard Low’s startlingly original Double Negative, which combines electronic influences with foreboding, warmth and compassion, providing small comfort in the face of humanity’s unsettling future. You can read our review of it here.
In this new video for ‘Poor Sucker’, the band remain dead-pan and stationary as their faces are covered with thick brush-strokes of paint. Through these smears, Sparhawk lip-syncs in slow motion to the words of the song, as if disconnected from his own voice. This new video is also a yet another reminder of how strong this new material is, with the song itself mirroring each frame of this disconcerting visual sequence.
You can watch it below.
Double Negative takes a sharp turn away from the band’s previously more guitar-focussed output, turning their hand to a more solemn, spacious experimental electronics influenced sound. It’s one that we welcome as both a brave and successful new approach.
Meanwhile, Low have announced a huge world tour, including a special date at the Barbican which you can read about here. The Barbican performance will see the band run through material that spans the whole course of the 25 years that they have been working together. The band have also just announced that Nadine Khouri will be joining them on certain dates for this tour — listen to her on Bandcamp here.
Forthcoming tour dates for this year and next can be seen below.
15th Oct — Trinity, Bristol
16th Oct — Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
17th Oct — Vicar Street, Dublin
29th Jan — Tramway, Glasgow
30th Jan — Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
31st Jan — St. George’s Church, Brighton
01st Feb — Barbican, London