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Liars

Bambara

September 23

Doors: 8:00 pm /

Show: 9:00 pm

19.00 / Day Of : $19.00

Liars have never stood still, and refuse to be categorised.

After forming in the Los Angeles area, where co-founders Angus Andrew and
Aaron Hemphill met at the famed California Institute of the Arts, the
band soon after decamped to Brooklyn, and released their first album, *They
Threw Us in a Trench and Stuck a Monument On Top* (2001).

The album saw the band at the vanguard of the newly emerging Brooklyn
naughties music scene, and with their next release, Andrew and
Hemphill enlisted Julian Gross to the line-up and wilfully confounded all
expectations with the groundbreaking *They Were Wrong, So We Drowned*,
a confrontational, noisy concept cycle dealing with German witch trials
co-produced by the band with David Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah
Yeahs).

Soon after the band moved to Berlin to create 2006’s *Drum’s Not Dead*: a
conceptual album about the poisonous power dynamic between two
fictional protagonists Drum and Mount Heart Attack. The release was
accompanied by three different sets of visuals, and the album was awarded
#6 in Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of that year.

The eponymous 2007 follow-up replaced their now trademark themes with an
emphasis on stripped-down, primal rock and roll and a rejection of concept.
Rolling Stone awarded Freak Out one of their Tracks of the Year.

The band returned to LA to create their next release, 2009’s
*Sisterworld*, whose
critical acclaim included the #1 slot in The Quietus’ albums of the year.

2012’s *WIXIW*, saw the band once more climb out of their comfort zone,
overcoming a steep learning curve to record “direct into the computer”. The
result is a stunning album. Nominated as an album of the year at the AIM
Awards and featured in many Albums of 2012, *WIXIW* achieved the rare feat
of being both their most accessible and most challenging work to date.

In 2013 Liars were invited by Hedi Slimane to rework a track to soundtrack
Saint Laurent’s SS14 Paris Fashion Week catwalk show and touring that year
saw them premiere new tracks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and
Primavera & Sonar festivals.

Liars’ incredible discography leaves the field wide open for their album,
*Mess*, which was released in March 2014. *Mess* is an angry, ecstatic,
primal burst of ritualistic electronics, the sound of Liars not only facing
their fears, but chewing them up and spitting them back out in all their
technicolor glory.

Liars are putting the finishing touches on their next studio album, due out
on Mute in 2017.

Liars are putting the finishing touches on their next studio album, due out
on Mute September 2017.

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