The EP of Truth and Regret

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Following the critical success of our previous two EP's, our third musical instalment is a continuation in theme but a departure, some have said, in sound.

Sheffield and beyond have embraced the Duo with beautiful words....
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"Fanfuckintastic"
Tom Robinson, BBC6Music (private email)

"Low Duo do despair just as well, and they’ve just released their third EP, The EP Of Truth And Regret. The rules are the same as before – one guitar, one voice, nothing else – but it’s a formula that’s yet to go stale!"
Robert Cooke, Drowned in Sound

"Low Duo’s new EP provides a personal and touchingly intimate listening experience, with a unique minimalist style somewhere between Radiohead and the xx. In an era of monotonous auto-tuned vocals and expansive repetitious synth drenched chart toppers, this thought provoking acoustic record has been a refreshing change."
Hugh Fitz-Gibbon, Oxford Music Blog

"Their most enthralling release to date, now three releases in and with an ever growing reputation as the next big thing in minimalistic folk. Blissfully innocent in sound but with brutally honest lyrics this EP is further affirmation of how far the pair can go in the coming years."
Sean Robinson, Counterfeit

"The simplicity of this EP is enthralling. It is rare that a band can work with just vocals and a guitar, but this band has it nailed to a T. The haunting vocals in first track Ambulance are capable of sending shivers down my spine, and the bass melody in Secret Matters of the Heart is nothing short of genius. Keep an eye out for this EP, it will not disappoint. 8/10"
Exposed Magazine

"With a body of work exceeding the limitations of an album both in quality and length, one shouldn’t await such a recognised format with too much eagerness. With many uttering the name Low Duo alongside a stream of superlatives, the pairing would perhaps be forgiven for buckling under pressure, but there’s no sign of that here. Adam’s dexterity with a singular guitar astounds and their minimal approach knows no limitations. The second instrument, Leigh’s voice, is more haunting and compelling than ever before. Perfection is rarely available, let alone in a sub-three minute pop track, Low Duo we thank you. If you are yet to listen to the work of the Greenwood’s, one would strongly suggest Truth and Regret, it provides an uncompromised insight in to a superlative musical format, a base from which additions merely detract."
Jack Mitchell, Northern Noise

"The Greenwood Brothers––Adam and Leigh––offer up a third EP of spare post- psychedelic darkness that asks us to imagine Syd Barrett having sprung from the head of Zeus in a world that had already known My Bloody Valentine. Deeply nourishing sonic film"
Jedd Beaudoin, PopMatters

"The EP of Truth and Regret is a stunning, thoughtful crafted piece of art. Low Duo won't be Sheffield's secret for much longer."
Music Without ID

"A phenomenal force, a sound so pure and melodies to fall. Simply beautiful"
K-Fuel, France

"Low Duo are Sheffield’s best modern day troubadours. This melancholic minimalist folk-pop two piece should garner more honours in no time."
The 405 Gig Guide

"Putting to bed any questions surrounding the ambiguity of their minimalist concept as people familiarise themselves with their music ...an album of beautiful songs".
Ebony Nembhard, Now Then magazine

"The EP of Truth & Regret sees the pair unveiling their more intimate side with tunes fuelled by love lost and the associated grief, yet sonically packaged in a way that doesn’t wallow".
The Star (Sheffield newspaper)

"Hell Sheffield - we're harbouring something very special here indeed"
Toast Magazine

"This is Low Duo's third EP, and it is a format that currently suits them well...the songs are strong enough to stand up in today's quick-fix culture"
The Digital Fix

"Anyway, the main event: Low Duo. I would proceed to tell you how sumptuously their songs are and how incredibly talented a guitar player Adam Greenwood is, but this blog post is long enough as it is!"
Abbiedays, Blog

"The poetic lyrics, though based on common subjects of love and relationships, are enchantingly refreshing, putting Low Duo a cut above the rest".
Felicity Crook, Sheffield Scenester

"The EP of Truth and Regret continues the dread-filled atmosphere from the previous EPs, but there’s a couple of new tricks being shuffled around this time around. Guitarist Adam Greenwood works wonders. He really has the hard task of creating a whole spectrum of sounds with a guitar and a combination of arpeggios and chords and it works wonders".
Sam, Sloucher

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released 06 February 2012
Written and performed by Adam and Leigh Greenwood.
Recorded at the wonderful G2 Studios in Sheffield.

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Low Duo Sheffield, UK

Two brothers from Sheffield UK who write ambitious alternative pop music with just one guitar & one voice.

Since forming in 2010 they've been Guardian 'new band of the day', recorded a live session for Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music & had support from the likes of Steve Lamacq, XFM, The Fly & Drowned in Sound, and now secured a sync deal with The Suicide Girls franchise.

Low Duo release EP 4 in 2014
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Track Name: Ambulance
I met her on the motorway she close lit up the sky
Sliding like a broken heart that glides upon the ice
I pulled my ambulance in close and reached in through the wreck
There’s blood on her neck, there’s blood on her neck

Panic inside, I can’t swerve my nerves onto the outside
She died like a waif
She’s the girl I couldn’t save

I took her to the hospital and put her into bed
Drips and tubes did go into her body and her head
I watched her heart beat gentle on the monitor then what?
It suddenly stops, it suddenly stops

It’s panic inside, I can’t swerve my nerves onto the outside
She died like a waif
She’s the girl I couldn’t save
It’s manic inside, her head has bled over the roadside
She died like a waif
She’s the girl I couldn’t save
It was my last call and every night I recall
Every mistake that I did and didn’t make

I went to her funeral wrapped up in guilt and black
She’s not coming back. She’s not coming back.
Track Name: Our Little House
In our little house
We’d sit by the fire
Until the coal did take its toll and we’d perspire

We’d watch others lives
On little screens
And we would try to figure out our doubts in reams

But we still slept in one bed
Although our love was half dead you
Once told me that you knew
That there was someone else

She came to our home
Our shared address
Where we did sleep her body heat did warm my chest

Picture a whole
Jigsaw of clues
She put each piece beside a piece until she knew

But we still slept in one bed
Although our love was half dead you
Once told me that you knew
That there was someone else
Behind the curtain
You couldn’t know for certain who’d
Already replaced you
Swapped you for someone else

Else, else,

We dressed, we dressed
We dressed, we dressed
And in a daze, and in a daze we left
And in a daze, and in a daze we left
Our little house
Track Name: Sleep Alone
Sleep alone, cos when you lie with a woman
She’ll let you know that while she’s a patient woman
Soon things will have to change
You’ll have to shield her pain

Sleep alone, cos once you’ve been with a woman
She’ll let you know that while she’s a dreamy woman
She want to settle down
She want to steal your crown

Hopeless was the thought that somehow I’d avoid
All of this, a settled life, a woman who’ll destroy
Me, everything, and I’ll be left a blank inside a frame
Just to sleep alone again

Sleep alone, cos when you lie with a woman
She’ll let you know that while she’s a patient woman
Soon things will have to change
You’ll have to steal her pain
Track Name: Secret Matters of the Heart
Quietly discovering the secret matters of the heart now
Silently under my wing your secret matter hits me hard now, now

We were so close, like two eyes upon the same face
You closed us both, now blindly love has been misplaced, wait

You’re managing to make it worse
So just pack your case and go, just leave, I’m loathe to grieve
It’s saddening to put love in a hearse
But it’s too late to reverse, they’ve closed the street

We were so close, like two eyes upon the same face
You closed us both, now blindly love has been misplaced

Secrets are lies in lovers eyes when they don’t leave the mouth
Secrets will hide until the time when they can cause most doubt

We were so close, like two eyes upon the same face
You closed us both, now blindly love has been misplaced, wait

You’ve got to stand and let it fall apart
Like secrets from the heart fall, just fall
Track Name: Waltz With Her
Dream of her, spinning
Leave the girl wishing

We fell in love when we were young
And we fell back out again

Waltz with her, until the early hours
Jolts and twirls, in among the flowers

We fell in love when we were young
And we fell back out again

We were young then we grew older
And I learnt the steps before I told her
All of my regrets I didn’t hold her
But we did share a glance

When were young we’d waltz together
And we thought that this might be forever
With a touch as soft as any feather
But only for the dance