Dive and Slide into the Blue LP

by Low Duo

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1.
Half dead like old silhouettes, or cold pirouettes With paper girls Don’t let them linger, you’ll burn your fingers It’s a cruel world Keep your sparkle in the pain Cos when you have lost love once, it won’t come round again for a while Tear your sorrow from the blame Cos when you’ve found your feet once, you can find them again and then Again and then again You stand, a man in limbo, behind the window The curtains drawn, morning to dawn Put on a plaster, you’ll heal faster Faster than a swarm, of bees in a storm Keep your sparkle in the pain Cos when you have lost love once, it won’t come round again for a while Tear your sorrow from the blame Cos when you’ve found your feet once, you can find them again in a while
2.
Circus Blues 03:00
By the derelict bridge there once lived a house With a pretty girl who took me out To play at the fair In the chaos and lights of the litterpick fields We were terrified of the big wheel But nobody cared Circus stripes, blur the eyes The fire keeps us warm Stood in line, then back to mine You're sweet without the corn Blue, dive and slide into the blue On the top of the hill I took the wrong way Now my body hurts when I hear you say That I was so cruel Memory is select so how can you choose To forget all that I made with you? You’re making me blue Circus stripes, blur the eyes The fire keeps us warm Stood in line, then back to mine You're sweet without the corn Blue, dive and slide into the blue Blue, dive and slide into the blue Blue, blue, blue, now I’ll be never be with you Blue, blue, blue, blue
3.
Winter 03:04
On a bleak, bitter winters day I stood with a smile As our weak withered hands did strain to touch for a while And as the smoke poured from her mouth I watched her pretty feet slide in the rain But in a battle of self-doubt The lines were drawn and she won’t ever change As the frost, slowly bites her lips we kiss in the white Of the lost, lonely ice that grips our hands in delight And as the smoke poured from her mouth I watched her pretty feet slide in the rain But in a battle of self-doubt The lines were drawn and she won’t ever change
4.
I was born into a spider A shadow on a ledge In pain, cold rain I crawl up through your drain Unsteady on my legs As someone started screaming The smoke began to spray Can't breathe, I heave I watch you die and I grieve And then I rush and run away Long legged lover All eight legs inside my bed There'll be no others My spider heart has been torn apart I saw your body lying Just crumpled in a heap Two flies, goodbyes There was a smirk in their eyes And then I lost you to your sleep Long legged lover All eight legs inside my bed There'll be no others My spider heart has been torn apart You were my perfect spider I'd lose eight legs to find you x3
5.
There’s water in her eyes In a minute she will cry and then you’ll almost drown She wants to settle down but a doubt is a doubt It’s rushing through her heart Like a wave and when it starts you’ll be washed away Nothing is here to stay when a doubt is a doubt Ooooh doubts. Ooooh doubts. Ooooh doubts.
6.
Eagle 03:18
Like an eagle that flies By a damaged wing Your feathers have dried So I’ll stop circling And I’ll swoop Slow motion loop Though we’re not flying We’re still smiling, when we pick birds off the floor But when they look and fly away Then we start crying and we keep crying Until we can’t cry anymore Body ravaged but I’m Strong enough to slay Savage beacon of light Piercing my prey And with my beak Tear bones from meat Though we’re not flying We’re still smiling, when we pick birds off the floor But when they look and cry away Then we start flying and we keep flying Until we can’t fly anymore
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Bloodhound 02:58
This bloodhound and the scent upon your neck On the ground, it’s not over, it’s not happened yet Sometimes a love can come easy Sometimes it can kick you in your gut Sometimes you’re trying to feel things Sometimes two lovers just fall out of love Oooooh, oooooh tonight Oooooh, oooooh tonight Don’t need sound, I’ll track you with my nose And sniff you out, I’ve not found you, but I’m getting close Sometimes a love can come easy Sometimes it can kick you in your gut Sometimes you’re trying to feel things Sometimes two lovers just fall out of love Oooooh, oooooh Oooooh, oooooh Oooooh, oooooh Oooooh, oooooh

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released April 22, 2013

Written and performed by Adam and Leigh Greenwood
Recorded at Alchemy Studios, London, by Kenny Jones

Reviews for far:

"They really are doing something different... and what they've produced is outstanding."
(Emily Brinnand, The Guardian 'New Band Up North')

"Unofficially: I’ve been a huge fan of Leigh and Adam’s work ever since clapping ears on their supremely melancholy It Was You and Me in January 2011. They’ve been session guests on 6 Music Introducing and if the lean, atmospheric and understated stylings of this new song appeal to you half as much as they do to me, don’t hesitate: nip along to www.lowduo.co.uk and buy the album. Now."
(Tom Robinson, BBC6Music)

"We’ve long been a fan of Adam and Leigh Greenwood’s prickly, agonising understatement and dramatic folk minimalism, and you should be too!"
(Robert Cooke, Drowned in Sound)

"A really great line of well-crafted emotional pop."
(Gill Mills, Amazing Radio)

"Really great music."
(James Tugwell, British Library Sound Archive)

"It does indeed sound like a few demons were exorcised in the making of this album, and maybe it has been enough to fix both heart and thumb...it's unlikely that Low Duo are planning a follow-up just yet, but should they ever suffer from writer's block, we know a bloke with a crowbar who we can send round."
(Kev, The Sound of Confusion)

"If you’ve not encountered Low Duo yet, this is the perfect distillation of their magic – pervasive dread cloaked in some of the most complete songwriting Sheffield has seen in a long time."
(Jonathan Scott, Exposed Magazine)

"Both Greenwood brothers reveal the full extent of their talent time eight songs by turns disarming, touching and poignant.. Low Duo strength lies in its ability to change the atmosphere does not fall into a certain inherent monotony often in the form of the duo. The acoustic piano and make their appearance and the charm works again. Superb!!!"
(Gwen, Kfuel Radio, France)

"There are few words to capture the emotion but the tone in Leigh’s voice manages to draw you into the sense of loss alongside Adams racing guitar riffs... it’s what Low Duo do best. ... The Greenwood brothers have the ability to bring out the most of every single sound recorded without the need for high spec production, its back to basics and it certainly works with their own style."
(Jenny McCambridge, Counterfeit Magazine)

"Low Duo is one of the bands I feel in love with when we started up SYFFAL. Their music is awesome."
(Tim, SYFFAL)

"Hauntingly beautiful."
(Christian Carlisle, BBC Radio Sheffield)

"The darkness within this music is beautifully crafted to give a subtle yet awe-inspiring effect."
(Abigail Suter, Alternative Music Press)

"Mournful arpeggios that become desperate strums and a voice that needs to scream, but simply soothes away the pain by low whimpers and loud harmonising."
(Sam, Sloucher)

"The two brothers from Sheffield have a natural synchronisation....standing in a dimly lit room listening to sad songs might not sound like a typical Saturday night, but by the end the crowd appeared to be strangely uplifted."
(Paul Robson, Now Then)

"Teasingly, there is a big sound right on the edge of these tunes. The arrangements and lyrics sum up a confident emerging talent. This album will not disappoint; a collection of mature songs and a sound that deserves to be broadcast more widely."
(Simon Bell, Now Then)

"The band sound wild, with all the earnestness, calm and savagery that that would imply. It’s what Bon Iver’s debut album might have sounded like had he not been obsessed with girls and instead run naked through the woods every day."
(Sachin, Anywhere in Albion)

"They make ambitious indie-rock considering the only instruments used are one guitar, and on first listen, the album previews for Dive and Slide into the blue, are very good."
(Jim, Backseat Mafia)

"Low Duo is an interesting prospect. The pair is solely comprised of brothers Adam and Leigh Greenwood, who bring a minimalistic, lo-fi sound of simply a guitar and vocals....alternative pop melodies with some dark undertones...Low Duo fit the bill perfectly".
(Dougal Mackenzie, Hooting and Howling Magazine)

"Low Duo thoroughly impressed me...with their melancholy, intriguing brand of pop. As they performed ‘Born into a spider’, never before has the plight of an arachnid hit such a chord within me."
(Nathan Page, Sheffield Pulse)

"It pays off well when the band capture a Sparklehorse-esque folk vibe and at its best the album sounds like a lost radio broadcast coming from a deep forest"
(Sachin, BearFood)

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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 & Drowned in Sound, and now secured a sync deal with The Suicide Girls franchise.

Low Duo release EP 6 in 2016
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