LIARS – MESS
THE BAND’S SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON LTD EDITION RECYCLED VINYL
10th ANNIVERSARY RELEASE OUT ON MUTE ON 22 MARCH 2024
LIARS’ seventh studio album, Mess, will be the next album from the band’s influential catalogue to be released on limited edition recycled vinyl as part of an ongoing series. The album, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is out on 22 March 2024, via Mute: https://mute.ffm.to/recycledliars
2014’s Mess finds the iconoclasts at their most instinctual, fun and confident and where previous album WIXIW felt at times fragile and paranoid, Mess is the sound of Liars not only facing their fears, but chewing them up and spitting them back out in all their technicolour glory. Featuring the singles ‘Mess On A Mission’, ‘I’m No Gold’, and ‘Pro Anti Anti’, Mess is an angry, ecstatic, primal burst of ritualistic electronics that sacrifices self-persecution for potent, purposeful abandon. An Album of the Year at BBC 6Music, Uncut, The Quietus, Crack, Under The Radar, Clash, Rough Trade and more, it was described by NME as the record that “sums up the spirit of Liars”.
Produced by Angus Andrew and mixed by Timothy “Q” Wiles, the album was the last studio album to feature Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross (who left in 2017 and 2014 respectively).
Talking about the recycled vinyl series, Angus Andrew explained, “This record is being repressed to recycled coloured vinyl—not only to save the Earth—but also so that each album sports its own unique hue composed of the cast off shards of other artists’ dreams!”
In 2021, Liars released The Apple Drop. Where recent releases from Liars have been distinctly solo affairs, on this, their 10th studio album—released 20 years after Liars’ debut—Angus Andrew (now the sole member of the band) chose to expand and embrace collaboration. The Apple Drop saw Angus working with avant-garde jazz drummer Laurence Pike, multi-instrumentalist Cameron Deyell and lyricist Mary Pearson Andrew to create one of the albums of the year at The Quietus, Record Collector and AllMusic. It was described by NME as their “most refined and accessible” while The Guardian declared, “After 20 years, Angus Andrew can still get the sweat itching down your back.”
Vox Tuned D.E.D.
I’m No Gold
Pro Anti Anti
Can’t Hear Well
Mess On A Mission
Left Speaker Blown
Pre-order Mess: https://mute.ffm.to/recycledliars
They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned, Drum’s Not Dead, Liars, Sisterworld, and WIXIW are all available now on recycled vinyl.