Low Duo

Low Duo

 Sheffield, England, GBR

Two brothers writing music stripped to its bones. Only two layers, one voice and one musical instrument. Dark, powerful, emotive and original.

Despite forming less than 8 months ago we've already created hype on a local and national level including The Guardian, BBC 6Music & Anna Calvi.


Low Duo are two brothers from Sheffield writing darkly emotive minimalist guitar pop music. With a strict rule on composition, every song is written and recorded with only two layers - one voice and one musical instrument.

Formed only in August 2010, the pair are already on the national radar. Picked out by The Guardian as their 'new band of the day' in March 2011 and chosen by Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music for his 'very best of the last 3 months' show, they've also supported BBC Sound of 2011 tip Anna Calvi and John & Jehn.

Low Duo's debut recording 'The EP of Hope and Despair' received a clutch of 5/5 reviews (see right hand side), while their live shows have been equally well received. The brothers' follow up recording 'The EP of Fear and Failure' is released on May 16, with a free taste track 'No Happier' available from May 2.

To buy The EP of Hope and Despair for a 'name your own price' fee or to preorder the second EP visit: http://lowduo.co.uk

"It's pretty intense and it's quite a thrill to see the Greenwood brothers standing in a dimlit room, singing and strumming their dolorous requiems. Low Duo give fresh lustre to that overworked notion of the darkly powerful."
The Guardian, 'new band of the day' no. 986

"A distinctive emotional atmosphere I haven't heard since the first dEUS album - a high, high compliment."
Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

5/5 "The most beautiful body of music to come out of Sheffield this generation. No exaggeration.
There are very few talents in the world you can compare to the late Jeff Buckley, but this is certainly one of them. Truly magnificent songwriters."
Will Hitchmough, Counterfeit Magazine

“Ace minimalist eerie dark duo that have a repertoire of absolute tear jerkers that will rip the heart clean out of your rib cage”
Eighth Word Murder Club

"8/10 - Beautiful and delicate, there's magic in the space between the notes and in Leigh's haunting and cracked yet powerful voice. Truly magnificent."
Whisperin' and Hollerin'

"Low Duo have stripped back superfluities until all that remains is raw emotion and beautiful tunes to convey it. In this and the poetic emotion power, particularly of opener ‘Fifteen Years’ one can liken the listening experience that perhaps felt by early listeners of The Smiths, tumbling with their tortured soul."
It's All Happening

"From the open emotive string and the dark enthralling vocals, I felt how Columbia Records must have felt when they heard and signed Jeff Buckley - I wanted to start a record label and sign this duo, purely to escalate them into the international alternative chart and share this piece of musical heaven with the world."
Sheffield Scenester Magazine


The EP of Hope and Despair (October 2010)
It Was You And Me played on 6Music, BBC Sheffield
Fifteen Years played on BBC Sheffield, The Alternative Hour
Like a Fly played on BBC Sheffield
House on the Hill played on BBC Sheffield

The EP of Fear and Failure (out May 16 2011)