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Music Editorial

liars17.jpg I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t aroused

Aussie alt-rockers Liars have lost Aaron Hemphill (boo!) but the split was amicable (hooray!) and main man Angus Andrew, the band’s driving force since their inception in 2000, is still looking to innovate with each new album (hip-hip hooray!). They’ve just released a new album and they’re playing Newcastle’s Boiler Shop in October.

To say that Liars like to innovate with each new album is akin to saying that Donald Trump enjoys a free buffet. And on their latest release TFCF (which was released at the back end of August and stands for Theme From Crying Fountain) they’ve thrown us another body swerve with an album of skittering psych folk, with discordant electronic elements, in which Angus Andrew attempts to show us his very soul from a variety of odd angles. It’s an album that feels haunted – and unlikely to be your go-to record when you want to get that party started – but once again Andrew points the way forward when it comes to melancholic art-rock that really gets under your skin.

Liars, Sunday 29 October, Boiler Shop, 20 South Street, Newcastle, 7pm, £15. stephensonworks.com