Meet Me Halfway by Loux

Michelle Rumley

Leeds-based electronic three piece, Loux, are fledglings on the British music scene, having just played their debut live gig in June of this year. Despite their recent emergence, Loux have already played sold out gigs in Manchester.

They are currently curating their own night in Leeds Oporto venue and have been lauded by the likes of BBC radio darlings Fearne Cotton and Annie Mac.

Their debut single Meet Me Halfway puts the trio firmly under the banner of  Dream Pop, although not as dark or thought-provoking as Lana Del Ray or Cigarettes After Sex.  This is a synth-laden track, giving it a familiar 80’s vibe but also a layering of guitars that become more obvious towards the end of the song.  The female lead vocals are decent and have a sometimes ethereal quality to them.  

When the song becomes heavier, it becomes more interesting, and makes me daydream about hearing performed with live drums instead of a drum machine, which does not give it enough depth.

 My favourite part of the song is the last 40 or so seconds where it becomes a richer sound thanks to the more prominent guitars.

I can imagine this being part of the soundtrack to a coming-of-age indie teen flick, used in the scene where the main protagonist daydreams about her lost love while staring into her dressing table mirror.  A must for fans of All Twins and Foals.