Lo Moon are a three-piece band based in LA who’s debut song, a 7-minute sprawling anthem called “Loveless,” received global praise for its expressive, soulful sound. We caught up with band member, Matt Lowell, ahead of their headline show in December at The Lexington, London…
What’s coming up for Lo Moon?
We will finish the year with a few of our own headline shows in America, and then we’re back supporting the wonderful London Grammar in Europe, and then in December we are heading out on tour supporting The War On Drugs in America! We’ll also release some more music before the year is out!
When did you first start making music?
All of us in the band have had music in our lives for as long as we can remember. We’ve all been in bands and or writing and playing from a very young age. The band in some shape or form has been together formally for about 3 years.
What should people expect at one of your gigs?
We like to think our gigs are very dynamic. It’s all about the dark to light and the tension and release.
Who is your biggest influence?
Hmmmm, there’s too many. I would say BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Prefab Sprout, Bowie, Talk Talk, The Blue Nile, Peter Gabriel the list goes on and on.
What is your favourite song to play live?
I love playing Loveless live.
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I will always remember seeing Oasis in 96 @ Jones Beach Amphitheater. Bruce Springsteen is way up there as well. He’s the best performer of all time as far as I’m concerned.
What music icons inspire your sound today?
I think there are so many and for different reasons. Peter Gabriel and Prefab Sprout, The Blue Nile, Talk Talk, Radiohead, and all of the classic songwriters are in there as well, Bowie, Springsteen, Dylan etc. A lot of it comes down to songs. Songs last forever, there’s a constant search for that classic song that will have a life of its own! That’s the dream.
What is your favourite album of all time?
Probably Born To Run, or Spirit Of Eden x Talk Talk
4 songs you can you not stop listening to right now?
Pain – The War On Drugs
Little Beast – Elbow
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
Breathe (In the Air) – Pink Floyd
Describe your style in three words?
Hopeful, Dynamic, Emotive
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