“As a live act, Liars have reached that crucial nexus between well-rehearsed precision and the intuition that comes with having been a band for over a decade and sensing one another’s next move even when it’s not in the script. In 2014, the group seems to perform without doubt or hesitation…” – The 405
LIARS have announced details of a European tour, their first since the release of latest album, Mess. The tour begins in Paris on 9 October and sees Liars return to the UK with an appearance at Bristol’s Simple Things Festival (25 October), Dublin’s Button Factory (26 October), Liverpool’s Music Week at the Kazimier (31 October) with a London date, their first since 2012, at Village Underground on 1 November.
The London Village Underground show is set to be a Liars club-night event, running from 8pm till late, with specially chosen guests and DJs to be announced.
Live, Liars are unmissable. Known for their turbulent, intoxicating and inventive performances, see for yourself here at last week’s La Route Du Rock performance, streaming at Arte: http://concert.arte.tv/fr/liars-la-route-du-rock
The dates will be followed by a new single, out in November. I’m No Gold is taken from Liars’ latest album, Mess, an album of the year so far in the The Quietus, Stereogum and The 405’s lists.
LIARS LIVE DATES
9 October – Paris, La Machine
10 October – Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin
11 October – Liege, Grande Manege
13 October – Berlin, Lido
15 October – Padova, Circolomane
17 October – Rome, Init
18 October – Bologna, Locomotiv
19 October – Milan, Tunnelclub
20 October – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
21 October – Prague, Roxy
23 October – Neuchatel, Superette Festival
24 October – Zurich, Rote Fabrik
25 October – Bristol, Simple Things Festival
26 October – Dublin, Button Factory
31 October – Liverpool Music Week, Kazimier
1 November – London, Village Underground
For full tour details and ticket links, go to http://liarsliarsliars.com/
Mess – the follow up to 2012’s WIXIW – is an angry, ecstatic, primal burst of ritualistic electronics that sacrifices self-persecution for potent, purposeful abandon and sees Liars if maybe not quite at ease with the world, then at least staring it straight in the eye and showing their teeth.
Watch the video for Pro Anti Anti here:
Photograph credit: Scott Witter