Interview: Lo Moon | Living North

Interview: Lo Moon


Three members of Lo Moon together in black and white
Making their way from Los Angeles to Newcastle, we talk to Lo Moon’s Matt Lowell about supporting London Grammar, pre-show rituals and their expectations of the Toon

I named the band after my nephew Lowell Moon Hum. He is a very special six year old and I knew I wanted something that would continue being meaningful through the years.

We just focus on the music and bringing our individual spirit to it. We all have very specific roles in the band and stick to what inspires us and what we do best. Everyone’s musical backgrounds seep in and that helps.

I think our strength has to be listening to each other’s ideas. We usually see it through to the end, and that helps us go down every possible route before landing on what we feel best fits the song.

We opened for London Grammar in New York and they ended up asking us to join them on their tour. We’re so excited to tour with them. They’re a great band. 

The crowds in the UK have been great to us so far, and we’re really excited to get back there. We’re happy we have a few Sundays in the UK, which means we can all have a nice family roast.

People ask what our first thoughts of Newcastle are. Toon Army!

Before we hit the stage we try to stay pretty loose. I like to keep my head clear so I can just enjoy the gig.

We usually have a little team chant before the show. We pick the local sports team’s chant and have at it. There are lots of football teams to chose from on the UK tour! 

It’s always nice when the audience react to the ebb and flow of the show. It’s amazing when they are quiet for the quiet bits and react when we’re going for it. 

In the future we’re just hoping to continue building our base. We can’t wait to be able to do our own headline tours and get our record out into the world.

Lo Moon will be supporting London Grammar at City Hall in Newcastle on 29 October.

Published in: October 2017

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