Band of the Day

2015.01.02

Sara Lowes

Groovy swirls of keyboards laced with airy, psychedelic vocals
What is the matter with a day like today? Where are we wondering our time away?
lyrics from Little Fishy

Some artists are singers, others add songwriter to their resume, others, like Sara Lowes, are something far beyond either simple category: aural visionaries - who are as much about scoring, production and arranging as they are about singing their own tunes. She's always been a woman in demand; however these days, Manchester's songwriter and musician Sara Lowes is dictating that adoration on her own sweet terms. A long established session musician, Sara's talents have crossed many a musical path playing for bands and artists such as The Earlies, King Creosote, Daniel Johnston and Marina And The Diamonds to name but a few.

Garnering comparisons to the sass of Debbie Harry, the airy vocals of Alison Goldfrapp. Sara Lowes songs bubble with everything from the primordial soup of Technicolor pop, to acoustic folk, through jazz, and kaleidoscopic prog. Lowes is an artist plying her craft for the long-haul, clearly harbouring ambitions of a different kind. "I've alway seen myself as a musician rather than a solo artist of any kind, says Lowes "It leaves the door open for anything to happen, therefore my ambition grows naturally and I trust the choices I make." A favourite amongst BBC6 Music DJ's such as Marc Riley and Stuart Maconie, Sara's solo releases to date have received rave reviews from the press noting her skill for fusing classic influences through thoroughly modern composition and production, emerging as a true genre-defying talent and one to watch.