Our 6th Free Gig Friday presents…
“LOAM is three parts, falling on familiar ears at times with an aim to move forward and outward. It is not important where they are from, but where they aim to take you”
LOAM are an ‘Independent Drone-Pop’ outfit trio that assembled in the Sheffield area, though none were raised there.
Meeting whilst looking to do something that didn’t reflect local trends, they formed in Spring 2016, recording in April. What followed was their with their first BBC Introducing Radio play in May of that year; a close playing of any material they have self-released ever since.
After some attention from smaller subsidiaries of larger Independent labels – they decided it best to push their efforts to gathering material for a full album, whilst self-releasing firstly a song on March 10th 2017 as totally DIY, and then label-assisted singles in the following months throughout the normal festival season and building to a more significant release in the form of an EP later in the year, followed by a full-length debut in spring.
Scrapping the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed approach of their contemporaries, LOAM look to produce music with sonic and lyrical depth not usually crammed into radio friendly timings – they have been compared to Nick Cave and Fuck Buttons as much as they have to the likes of Joy Division or ‘Leonard Cohen via Vangelis’.
«Loam match a love of dissonance with a fondness of melody… Dramatic, stirring music.» — Clash music
“Beautiful, Beautiful; Massive songwriting” – Christian Carlisle, BBC Introducing
‘The dark echoes of disembodied voices and droning post punk arrangements seep through the ruins of old industrial estates’ – Sloucher.org
“…An unsettling mix of inner monologues and muted effects pedal freak-outery that puts me in mind of Swans in their more tuneful moments” – Now Then Magazine
The members of LOAM are:
Laurie Allport – Lead Vocals, Baritone guitar
Gordon Barker – Vocals, electronics, synthesizers
Thomas Didlock – Drums
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SOUNDCLOUD LINK — soundcloud.com/loamdrone/heron