“…stands out as one of the finest in a remarkable set that few of their peers have come close to” – The Quietus lead review
“…a fitting testament to Liars’ legacy” – Pitchfork
“another excellent Liars album in an unbroken line of excellent Liars albums” – Loud & Quiet
“TFCF signals yet another rebirth.” – Spin
“a fractured, aching record… a mess worth unravelling” – The Skinny
“Although Liars may constantly evolve, their high quality output is undeniably reliable.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Liars has always been about expecting the unexpected…TFCF demonstrates that Andrew has always been the beating heart of Liars. This time, the unexpected was hearing him bare his without any uncertainty.” – EXCLAIM
LIARS have shared a brand new video for ‘Cred Woes’, following the release of TFCF – out now on Mute.
‘Cred Woes’ is the first track to be released from TFCF (which stands for Theme From Crying Fountain), and the new video is directed by Yoonha Park, who previously worked with the band on the video for ‘Pro Anti Anti’, from 2014’s MESS.
Liars have, as a matter of course, sounded radically different with each album, pursuing new concepts and occupying diverse mindsets. On this, Liars’ eighth studio album, the bustling backdrops of Los Angeles, Berlin and New York have been replaced with a presence far more intimate and autobiographical as Liars once again boldly step out of their comfort zone into vastly new musical territory.
Angus Andrew 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.
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.
Angus and a new touring band take have been playing a string of festival dates in Europe and the US, and have announced details of an autumn tour. Full details below with more to be confirmed.