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Low Hummer Share New Single ‘Sometimes I Wish (I Was A Different Person)’ Out Via Dance To The Radio

September 9, 2020
Shoot J Moore 



Hull quintet Low Hummer have shared their massive new single ‘Sometimes I Wish (I Was A Different Person)‘ on Dance To The Radio

Announcing themselves in late 2019, the band have quickly asserted themselves as one of the most exciting new bands from the North of England with a run of hard hitting singles that blend noughties pop-rock choruses with post-punk that is danceable as it is gloomy and ever increasing amounts of perfectly placed synths. 

Releasing their music via iconic Leeds indie label Dance To The Radio, Low Hummer have already found themselves championed by Radio 1 and across BBC 6Music as well the likes of NME, Clash, Dork, Under The Radar and many other tastemakers.

‘Sometimes I Wish (I Was A Different Person)’ follows a string of well received singles from the band and see’s the band hitting their stride as they dive into themes of social isolation, social media manipulation and more explains guitarist and singer Daniel Mawer: 

“Lyrically, we wanted to convey the confusion in people’s belief systems in a modern age where we receive news (or what we perceive as news) in such a variety of forms.  Our consumerism of daily events on screens can be all encompassing and can often detract from our personal relationships and real lives. We often interpret the news we read in such a variety of ways depending on how we feel on any given day that it’s hard to process what’s really going on. We wanted to try and portray how confusing our headspace and personal opinions can be throughout this process.”

Rich sound-waves fill the space before the direct hard-hitting and insanely rhythmic instrumentation join those electronic elements. In a track that feels like a fusion between an 80s classic to a 90s indie melancholic banger, this track is the perfect projection. The fierce vocal delivery and raw lyrics mix with the angular outbursts and the more-ish melody.

Low Hummer have this contagious effect present in each of their tracks, their deliverance and their lyrics make their orchestrations feel personal. Honest words and brutal notes create the distinct Low Hummer sound. This band harness their harmonies and their powerful force together to provide an urgent and crucial composition found in “Sometimes I Wish (I Was A Different Person)”.

Alongside working on rescheduling tour dates and recording new music, the band have been involved in the fight to sustain Hull’s live music industry with Mawer among those leading the fundraising campaign for beloved live venue ‘The Polar Bear’ where he worked as the in-house promoter and the band rehearsed.

“Hull’s had a really tough time of it through the pandemic, with the closure of two venues, The Welly Club and Polar Bear, both venues that I worked for. The Polar Bear was also the bands rehearsal space which we’d made our home. We’re fiercely proud of the city’s music scene, as a collective Hull is incredibly United and supportive, the outpouring of compassion for both venues from the city’s residents has been overwhelming, and thanks to them, perhaps there’s still a chance we’ll see both venues reopen again (and I can have my job back to help pay for the bands petrol money to gigs when this is all over!)”

‘Save The Polar Bear’ campaign can be found here.

Low Hummer are currently working on their debut album for 2021

Live Shows:·     

 Hit The North Festival, 18 October 2020

      Live at Leeds Festival, 28 November 2020

 Dark Arts Festival, February 2021

Long Division, June 2021

    Deer Shed Festival, July 2021

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