by Juliet Cangelosi
photo by Zen Sekizawa
Liars’ catalogue is as varied and chaotic as any track off one of their records. The band, headed by frontman and sole remaining founding member Angus Andrew, manages to rework their sound with each of their eight remarkably distinct studio albums. It seems as though Liars teeters between meticulously mapped-out concept albums and more direct, accessible records that are pieced together at a faster pace. The only thing you can say for certain is that experimentation is central to their punk-rock electronic sound and ethos. Liars recently shared the single “Cred Woes” from their upcoming album TFCF, a track that features Andrew’s growling vocals dragging alongside punchy drum machine beats. Liars’ music, no matter what direction their sound is headed, always crashes against the listener in rushing waves. With a sensory overload that is unruly yet never haphazard, its intrigue will hook you in and pull you deep into the undertow of their mysterious, richly textured tracks.