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Lower Than Atlantis

Without warning 2009 proved a year of progression, growth and change for UK trio Lower Than Atlantis. Since January, whenLTA werehalfway throughthe touring cycle for their fledgling E.P ‘Bretton’, the Watford based band have gone through noless than three bassists andtwo drummers - not tomention, most significantly, a musical rebirth of Goliathian proportions. With the instability of their line-up threatening a return to the ‘real world’ for the band, Lower Than Atlantis’ creative core - vocalist/guitaristMike Duce andguitarist Ben Sansom – were pushed into a cocoon of forc ...read more

Without warning 2009 proved a year of progression, growth and change for UK trio Lower Than Atlantis. Since January, whenLTA werehalfway throughthe touring cycle for their fledgling E.P ‘Bretton’, the Watford based band have gone through noless than three bassists andtwo drummers - not tomention, most significantly, a musical rebirth of Goliathian proportions. With the instability of their line-up threatening a return to the ‘real world’ for the band, Lower Than Atlantis’ creative core - vocalist/guitaristMike Duce andguitarist Ben Sansom – were pushed into a cocoon of forced introspection and reflection.Fortunately, the encroaching dangerthat their beloved bandmight be collapsing around them had an unexpectedly positiveeffect on the young songwriters, as the twosome foundthemselves reconnecting with theirtruest musical influences andtaking stock of the harsh reality that was fast surrounding them – a UK in theclutches of recession: its youth bored, indebtand out of work. Simultaneously re-inspired, angered and afraid, Lower Than Atlantis recruited drummer Eddy Thrower and set about creatingtheir debut fulllengthalbum ‘Far Q’, a collection of songs that sees the trio completing an unintended but wholly positivemetamorphosis. Creatively inspired by such eclectic artists as Nirvana, Rival Schools, Go It Alone, Foo Fighters, The Smashing Pumpkins,Sonic Youth andBlink 182, ‘Far Q’is a powerhouse of urgency and punk catharsis seamlessly blended with seriously infectiousmelody and reverence for thesimple, persuasive power of ‘TheSong’. And atop it all sit Mike Duce’s lyrical narratives, self-reflective and cunningly observational in equalmeasure, simultaneously elegiac and brimmingwith fervent wit. One momentyou’ll nod with vigorous agreement as he lambastes generationalapathy on ‘Down With The Kidz’ or ‘I’m Not Bulimic (IJustWanted To See How Far I Could Stick My Fingers Down My Throat)’, the next you’llgrin ear to ear as ‘A/S/L?’ or leadsingle ‘Taping Songs Off The Radio’offer up wry commentaries for life on the Internet - but, before youknow it, you’re staringinto the wide open veins of ‘Face Full Of Scars’ and the album’stitle track. ‘Far Q’ is the sound of Lower Than Atlantis playing and purging like their lives depended on it – three guys playing for the loveof music,playing forthemselves, and in the process creating a striking partnership of music and message that is set to strikea chord with many. Honest and tragicomic, versatile and enigmatic, Lower Than Atlantis are the sound you can’t quite put your finger on, ‘Far Q’their calling card.Here’s tonew beginnings. « hide

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LPs
Safe in Sound
2017

2.6
32 Votes
Lower Than Atlantis
2014

3.3
48 Votes
Changing Tune
10/01/2012

3.2
73 Votes
World Record
2011

3.6
129 Votes
Far Q
2010

3.7
129 Votes
EPs
Punk on the Covers
2010

2.9
14 Votes
Bretton
2008

3.5
29 Votes
Compilations
Lower Than Atlantis (The Black Edition)
2015

3.7
3 Votes
Changing Tune (Deluxe Edition)
10/01/2012

2
1 Votes

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