Ireland-based duo Low Sea cast a dusky coldwave dream pop spell on their third album Portals, out this month after years on hiatus.
The album is another dip into wispy synths, high-fret post-punk basslines and shoegaze mist among the faint flicker of neon lights, with Billie’s celestial vocals an enticing hook. Like the Drive soundtrack reimagined by Mazzy Star, but add more drizzle.
They’re playing Bello Bar tonight — their first gig in two years. Support is from Industrial darkwave act Gross Net, aka Phillip Quinn of Girls Names, whose brilliant NI Music Prize-nominated album Quantitative Easing sounds like a cassette you’d have got free with a Xeroxed fanzine in Brussels in 1980.
- Low Sea play Bello Bar in Dublin tonight (Saturday)