Low Volts: Oh My Stars Review

Low Volts is a one-man band hailing from Southern California made up of a slide guitar, tambourine-laden kick drum, and deep vocals. Tim Lowman’s voice is very comparable to the classic Elvis and Chris Isaac, but with a darker twist. Dubbed “Best New Artist” and “Best Blues Album” at 2011 San Diego Music Awards, Low Volts had the opportunity to play alongside the Cold War Kids, Lucero, and The Black Lips. He’s even been featured in Showtime’s Weeds.

Low Volts’ debut album Twist Shake Grind Break featured “I Cried My Guts Out.” While nothing on Oh My Stars is as good as the previous, Low Volts is still impressive. “Shake in the Knees” has an element that is different than the other tracks on the album. The percussion is mixed with a heavy strumming electric. “Girl In Cafe” is a slow tune about a girl Lowman keeps seeing in a cafe. “Twist of a Blade” has a much deeper sound. This interesting song is much different than the rest of the tracks. The vocals are comparable to similar artists, but the instrumentals in this song sets it apart from the rest. It’s impressive that this much sound can be made with only one person.

The classic rock’ n roll sound featured on Oh My Stars is comparable to a lot of other artists out there. What sets this man apart from the rest is the ability to perform these songs solo. You can catch Low Volts on tour this spring.

The Review: 7.5/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Twist of a Blade
– Girl in Cafe

The Big Hit

– Twist of a Blade

Review by Dana Ainsworth

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