Marianne Parrish ~ vocals, guitar
Jack Page ~ lead guitar
Lachlan McLellan ~ bass
Rob Pemberton ~ drums
“Truly nothing short of fabulous”
Marc Riley, BBC 6Music
"Absolutely one of my favourite things of the moment"
Vic Galloway, BBC 6Music
"deliriously hypnotic - song of the day"
The Line Of Best Fit
“I predict great things”
Guy Garvey, BBC 6Music
"love that... so moody"
Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music
Tipped by the likes of Elbow’s Guy Garvey and 6Music’s Marc Riley, Low Chimes are an alt-folk band from Stroud. Following their two acclaimed EPs, released under previous name, Hot Feet, the band’s debut album is set for release in the Autumn of 2017. The first single from the album, Sleepwalking, was The Line Of Best Fit’s Song Of The Day and earned them a BBC 6Music live session and support from Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley and Vic Galloway. Already UK festival regulars, they have appeared at Glastonbury, Green Man, Kendal Calling and many others.
Joined by former Laura Marling band member Pete Roe on keys, Low Chimes have developed a fuller sound, finding influences beyond folk, rock and blues. The core live elements remain, with the introduction of synths, samples and other electronics lending the music new shades and nuances.
Layered too are Marianne’s lyrics which are often inspired by the outdoors. Natural images are woven into narratives of new beginnings and letting go of the past, but often serve as metaphors for darker themes. Solitude, anxiety and escapism provide an uneasy backdrop to otherwise hopeful messages.