Sat 8th April: Low Chimes/ Pete Roe

7.30 pm The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell EC1V 0DX. Tickets £8.50 adv BUY NOW / £10.00 door


Favourites of Elbow‘s Guy Garvey and 6 Music’s Marc Riley, known until very recently as Hot Feet, Low Chimes have released two acclaimed Eps under their previous moniker, with the band’s debut album set for release in Autumn 2017.

Since their last release, the band have spent time working to develop a fuller sound, finding influences beyond folk, rock and blues. The core live elements remain, with the introduction of synths, samples and other electronics lending the music exciting new shades and nuances, taking them into new territories beyond their more retro roots. Narratives of nature and seasonal change, new beginnings and letting go serve as metaphors for darker themes- strands of solitude and esacapism contrast with messages of hope. Low Chimes are a complex and hugely exciting band pushing to find new ground for alt-folk and contemporary rock, and band very much ready for 2017.

“Truly nothing short of fabulous… really wonderful” – Marc Riley, 6Music

“I predict great things” – Guy Garvey, 6Music

“…a delight. This is the sound of early Belle and Sebastian, Joni Mitchell and Laura Marling all rolled into one in a gently seductive and soothing concoction. Mellifluous sounds plucked from lead and rhythm guitar and ably enunciated by the light brush of the drums” – Supajam

“Beautifully progressive and original but with a nod to some of the greats. They are one of the best bands out there today.” – Folk Radio UK



Pete Roe was born in London and studied mechanical engineering at The University of Bristol. In 2007 he moved to London and joined as session musician in Laura Marling‘s band. Between 2008 and 2010 he recorded on Marling’s Mercury Music Prize nominated albums ‘I Speak Because I Can’ and ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’ . In 2010 he signed to Communion Records and released the critically acclaimed EP The Merry-Go-Round : opening track “Bellina” was awarded Song of the Day status by Q Magazine, and Roe named an up-and-coming star by The Guardian’s influential music section. In 2012 he produced Folk-Rock Band Hot Feet’s debut EP “Wood House”

Roe’s 2013 Album “Our Beloved Bubble” was recorded at Watercolour Studios in the highlands of Scotland in only a few days. It was mixed by Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon/ The Staves/ Ryan Adams), mastered at Abbey Road Studios and released by Middle of Nowhere.

Our Beloved Bubble was described by Q (magazine) as sounding “Like a lost 70s John Martyn classic”.

‘Wonderful’ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

‘We’re really enjoying this’ Lauren Laverne, 6 Music

‘Impressive’ The Telegraph

New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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