There’s always high expectations with Low

There’s no end to songs, protests and think-pieces about the ongoing calamity surrounding the Trump era, but no other music other act has tackled the US shitshow with as much elegance and subtlety as Minnesota alt-rock minimalists Low.

The trio’s new album Double Negative may not have the lizard brain dopamine hit of tracks like YG’s Fuck Donald Trump or a few bars by Run the Jewels, but the album is a collection of stark melancholia and oblique protest, with intricate guitar passages suffocated by crumbling electronics and glitchy ambience.

They’re playing Vicar Street and it’s an all-seated affair, so relax and ease into a night of transcendence with unfortunate grim undertones.

  • Low play Vicar Street in Dublin tonight (Wednesday)