Having beguiled many a listener around Northern England (myself included on several occasions) with her exquisite covers from Corinne Bailey Rae and Nina Simone to Tom Odell and Kodaline, Cumbria-born Evie Plumb has joined forces with Jamie Walker and Luke Paget, two-thirds of Lancashire electro-rock outfit The Feud, to create a new art pop project by the name of Lowes.
“Awake At Night” is the first introduction to the three-piece and has inevitably seen them draw parallels to the likes of London Grammar thanks Plumb’s soaring, sobering vocals and the ambient and ethereal backdrop they rise from.
With its gentle start, you’d be forgiven for not expecting it to progress in the stirring and frankly powerful way it does. Still rooted in the melancholy of the spacious piano and ticking drums, across the four minutes “Awake At Night” swells to the point of bursting. From the spacious verses to the claustrophobic choruses, it is a sensational debut offering with the coup de grâce undoubtedly the outstanding vocals which deliver the simple yet elegant lyrics which appear to have been dreamt up by a troubled individual kept awake by someone that continually plays on their mind.