West Coast based raucous rockers ‘Lowlives’, formed by former members of The Defiled, Amen, No Devotion and the Ataris, have released a new track entitled ‘I Don’t Like You’
“This song is my favourite track off our record. The day we wrote it I sat back and ripped it on repeat for hours.” Declares drummer Luke Johnson
“The writing process for I Don’t Like You came about really fast,” singer/guitarist Lee Downer remembers. “I’d had the main riff of the song for such a long time, it’s pretty much the first thing I play when I’m trying out guitars and I oddly never tried to work it into a song. At the time we had a huge batch of songs written that were all pretty fast tempo wise, but I really wanted to have one that had that quiet/loud Pixies kinda vibe where it’s pretty much the same riff throughout the whole song.”
“We wanted to make sure lyrically it covered something real that we’d experienced but was also relatable to others, also with a chorus tag simple enough to remain burned into people’s brains for days.”
“We’ve all had those people in our lives where it wasn’t right, but we failed to see it at first. Then something happens and you have that realisation where you’re like, “whoa, what was I thinking” and you run a mile in the opposite direction yelling ‘I don’t like you, and your friends.’”
Rough rock vocals and simple strummed guitar kicks things off, before the track takes shape with the addition of drums and bass to fill in the space. Downer’s voice is perfect for this style of music and a highlight of this track. The energetic shouting of “I don’t like you” over the beefed up chorus is just perfect. A solid song from these talented guys that will only gather them more fans.
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