Three-piece post punk band Lié, is made up of Brittany West, Ashlee Luk and Kati J. The band formed in 2012 and has released two EP’s, a full-length Consent in 2015. Their forthcoming album will be released by Monofonus Press. The band has derived influence both from early post punk and noise bands, as well as from their hometown of Vancouver and its Emergency Room era sound. In addition, the members of Lié channel influence from the diverse array of other projects that they contribute to, including West’s dark wave project Koban, Kati’s thrash punk band SBDC and Luk’s electronic project Minimal Violence.
Lié’s debut LP CONSENT embraced the dark nature of the band, sonically, visually and contextually. On the forthcoming Truth or Consequences, the band was seeking to push beyond the political content of Consent and delve deeper into the personal, concentrating on the dichotomy persisting between the destructive and fragile elements of the ego. Musically the band experimented with new sounds and tempo changes and pulled from a vast array of influences and tried to capture the raw elements of their live performances, immersing themselves in a five day recording experiences with Jordan Koop on Gabriola Island.
Over the past four years Lié has toured extensively and has become known for their unrestrained live performance. Thrashing through 30 minutes of raw dark punk, Lié has embarked on multiple ventures across the Western and Southern US as well as Europe and playing with iconic bands such as the Chameleons, Black Flag and The Dead Milkmen.
Truth or Consequences will be released 8/12 via Austin’s Monofonus Press.
Truth or Consequences
Out 8/12/2016 via Monofonus Press
Upcoming tour dates:
06/27 BALTIMORE @ Joe2
06/28 RICHMOND @ Phoenix Garden
06/29 PHILLY @ Buffalo
06/30 WESTERN MASS @ Cold Spring Hallow