Liars (Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross) will return to Europe this summer for live dates including Field Day on 2nd June, and a series of intimate shows, including London’s XOYO on 12th June and Manchester’s Ruby Lounge on 15th June (full listings below).
The new album announcement follows a series of clips which the band recently uploaded to their Tumblr (http://amateurgore.tumblr.com/), giving rise to much speculation on where this ever evolving, ever influential band were headed.
The new album recording saw the band working more collaboratively than on previous records, and began when Angus Andrew and Aaron Hemphill moved into an isolated cabin in the mountains to begin writing. Recorded in LA, self-produced by the band with additional production from Daniel Miller, and mixed by Tom Biller, the album is hard to shake, tough to pin down, and impossible to get out of one’s head even after an initial listen.
Simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging release from these iconoclasts, it is both a summation of Liars’ work up to now and a complete break from anything you’d ever heard the band do previously. “If we aren’t confusing people, it’s not us” Andrew laughs. “If we aren’t confusing ourselves with what we do, then we’ve failed.”
Liars live dates June 2012
2 June – Field Day, London
7 June – Nouveau Casino, Paris
8 June – Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht
9 June – AB Club, Brussels
10 June – Roter Salon der Volksbühne, Berlin
12 June – XOYO, London
15 June – Ruby Lounge, Manchester