“The Pitts” Low Life

"The Pitts" by Low Life is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day.
"The Pitts" by Low Life

Sydney’s Low Life recorded Downer Edn over two years, the LP was mixed in 2018 by Mikey Young (Total Control / Eddy Current Suppression Ring), Downer Edn sees the core trio of Mitch Tolman, Cristian O’Sullivan and Greg Alfaro expand their ranks to a five piece. Dizzy Daldal of Oily Boys & Orion was brought in to reinforce the thick wall of guitars, whilst fifth member Yuta Matsumura, also of Oily Boys & Orion, re-joined the group later to free Tolman up as a dedicated front man for live duties. The hours of studio work have resulted in making the band sound more confident and fully realised, reaching for and finding a sound that was perhaps unattainable 5 years prior. However, lurking behind the bigger vision and polished production ‘Downer Edn’ is a complex proposition and remains a dark blast of an album. Expansive and cohesive, yet shimmering and rough; something they can be proud to call a definitive statement.

FromMitch Tolman;

“We’re influenced by Sydney as a whole, whether it be the hot and muggy concrete streets of the West and South West, the “glorious beaches” of South Sydney, the racial tensions left over from the putrid Cronulla riots of 2006, the pompous and superficial fake tan/ bleached teeth combo suburbs of Bondi, as well as Sydney’s iconography: The Harbour, the Bridge, the Opera House, Kings Cross. All the desperation embedded in and around these areas, including the eternal influx of troubled people looking to get into trouble, is our experience and main influence.”

Low Life
Downer Edn
Goner Records (NA)
Alter Records (EU)
Cool Death Records (AU)

1 – The Pitts
2 – Lad Life
3 – 92
4 – Rave Slave
5 – RBB
6 – Lust Forevermore
7 – Glamour
8 – Gabbertron
9 – Warrior
10 – Crash


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