Signs - The Low Behold EP Review
More Any Color Black than She & Him, Lisa Lorenz and Andy Leary make for a solid musical couple. The Low Behold came to be when London guitarist/ keyboardist Leary first collaborated with Toronto vocalist Lorenz in 2010. Since then the duo have furiously recorded and gigged around the southern capital, resulting in this debut EP.
With its dreamy Japanese sounding synth and ethereal vocals, 'Signs' makes for a stimulating listen. Reminiscent of better new wave output of the 80's, its calm electro beat could easily be laid down on your return from a heavy night out. In respect to the second track, I felt 'English as a Foreign Language' wasn't strong enough to follow 'Signs'. While I thought the melody good, I couldn't quite feel the hook. Fortunately 'Every Now and Then' is a blinder of a third track, the beauty in its slowed simplicity.
For lovers of the title track a full-length version closes the EP. As far as introductions go the transatlantic band should follow a path of performing throughout the country. A few more live shows under their belt in cities other than London will secure them an admiring audience. The Low Behold certainly have potential - they just need the opportunity to shine.