Low Life Lolas

Low Life Lolas’ “Grime”

by W. Andrew Powell

This year I’ve heard a lot of great new singles from up-and-coming bands, and Low Life Lolas’ “Grime” is one of my favourites.

The upbeat indie-rock single is catchy as hell, and singer & songwriter Renée Parr has a voice that’s sweet and smoky. Low Life Lolas are a band to watch, with a sound that’s a bit nostalgic, fun, and there’s a great story behind the single.

“‘Grime’ is kind of my queer anthem,” said Parr. “Every summer I go home [to Thunder Bay, Ontario] and spend about a month in the bush with my dogs and my partner. It’s about a dirty kind of bush, queer, let-your-hair-grow kind of love–embracing that, and going against any sort of conventional lifestyle or conformity.”

The quartet are Renée Parr (vocals, guitar), Melissa Chiasson (drums), Alex MacLeod (guitar, backup vocals), and Jessie Taynton (bass), and the single is the first from the band’s upcoming 6-song EP, Anchors. Watch for the EP arriving on July 24th, recorded with producer Alex Gamble (Rheostatics, Alvvays).

Listen to “Grime” below and follow Low Life Lolas on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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