Liars drop two new singles

Liars drop two new singles: "Coins In My Caged Fist" and "The Grand Delusional"

TFCF (which stands for Theme From Crying Fountain), “The Grand Delusional” opens with acoustic guitar (as Andrew has said, “There’s acoustic guitar all over this record! How ridiculous is that?”) while “Coins In My Caged Fist” gallops along with drum machines and samples, “I wanted to do lots of sampling,” he says. “I’d done a little in the past, but I’d started to realise the possibilities of the process, of sampling myself playing ‘proper’ instruments, and then using the sampler to put it all together in an ‘artificial’ way.”

Following an amicable parting of ways with Aaron Hemphill, Liars is now just Angus Andrew, who decamped to his native Australia, specifically to a remote part of the Australian bush, to create an album unlike any Liars had attempted before.

Cut off from the rest of the world in his remote home studio, with no other distractions, Angus gave free reign to artistic impulses he’d never explored and those included experimenting with the acoustic guitar and sampling.

The album’s reinvention of the Liars paradigm – blurring the lines between electronic and acoustic, between the experimental impulse and the addictive pop sensibility – is evidence that Angus’ creative energies remain as healthy as ever, even given the upheaval within the group.

TFCF was written and recorded by Liars (Angus Andrew). Butchy Fuego, who performed live with Liars following Julian Gross’ departure in 2014, plays drums on three tracks. TFCF was mixed by Gareth Jones and mastered by Christian Wright.

Liars
TFCF
TRACKLIST

The Grand Delusional
Cliché Suite
Staring At Zero
No Help Pamphlet
Face To Face With My Face
Emblems Of Another Story
No Tree No Branch
Cred Woes
Coins In My Caged Fist
Ripe Ripe Rot
Crying Fountain

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