LO MOON SHOWCASE THEIR UNDERSTATED, ATMOSPHERIC POP SOUND WITH GREAT SPLENDOUR TO LONDON’S OMEARA
Gracing the stage for two nights at London’s Omeara venue were alternative indie band Lo Moon, in support of their self-titled debut album released back in February via Columbia Records. Support for the evening fell down to Boniface, hailing from Winnipeg, Canada. The quartet were clearly gracious for the positive reception they received from the London crowd, their quirky alt-pop tunes sounding impressive on the live stage.
The hour-long set that followed was a euphoric and explorative journey through all that Lo Moon have to offer. The trio played their debut album in full, with an atmospheric, yet haunting cover of the Prefab Sprout track ‘Bonny’ to contrast. Opener ‘This Is It’ immediately set the tone: Matt Lowell’s melancholic vocals and piano supported by a thunderous, urgent rhythm section provided by Cristanta Baker and Sam Stewart, with washed-over synthesizers and guitars to complement further. All of the following cuts are just as enchanting – from the mellow and ambient ‘Camouflage’, to bombastic set closer ‘Real Love’. After the obligatory off-stage excursion at the close of the main set, Matt Lowell returned to play ‘All In’ solo on piano, before being rejoined by the rest of the band for their debut single ‘Loveless’, a wholly epic and cinematic track that truly shakes you to the core in a live context.