Welcome To Winners





How are Lowgold not from the US? Their melancholic, indie alt-country-leaning tunes sound very much like US indie bands, but this band, now down to a three-piece since the release of their debut in 2001, are most definitely English. The aforementioned first record, Just Backwards Of Square, was one of my favorite albums of that year and I anticipated greatly their follow-up and luckily, I have not been disappointed. They still have the knack for a soulful song, the kind the worms its way into your subconscious, intermittently releasing emotional hormones. Jangly and anthemic, much of Welcome To Winners is lush sounding and melody filled. ìWe Donít Have Much Timeî perks the ears on first listen and the uncharacteristically rocktastic ìThe Same Wayî is a pogo-inducing jam. However, they still have their way with the slow stuff, as well, as proven on the strummy ìLet Me Into Yoursî or ìFamous Last Words.î Now that the band have inked to Sanctuary, they even got a US release this time around. Now THIS makes a lot of people happy, including me.

Lowgold
Sanctuary

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Welcome To Winners