Along with Iceage and VÅR, Lower is one of the precursors of the ‘New Way of Danish Fuck You’-movement. This punk scene from Copenhagen primarily consists of young rebels, who like to mess things up and call their fans ‘victims’. With members of Sexdrome and Girlseeker on board, they already have established quite a buzz around their live performances. As you may have noticed, the label Posh Isolation is about to bring Copenhagen’s underground scene to Tilburg this year. If you ain’t siked enough or don’t believe us, read Pitchfork‘s full review on those heroes here.
“Copenhagen is kind of separated into two underground scenes. There’s been a really strong hardcore scene for quite a few years; there was a golden age from 1999 to 2005, but then it kind of died, and there was nothing really going on. And then the scene we are a part of started when Sexdrome and Iceage played our first show together; we just randomly ran into Iceage and the scene grew from that. I think it inspired people to play in bands. Basically, all the bands now consist of 15 to 20 people. It’s all inbred.” (Lower’s drummer, Anton Rothstein, about Copenhagen’s punk scene)
Watch Lower play ‘Lethargy‘ during their first show last year at an abandoned car repair shop called Mayhem, which grew out of the experimental noise scene.