Liars‘s latest album, WIXIW, came out in 2012 and it became a regular listening pick here at CTD. We’re thrilled to know they are ready to release the follow-up to WIXIW in just a couple of months. Mess will see the light of day on March 24th in the UK/Europe and March 25th in the USA via Mute.
As the press released describes, Mess “is Liars with their balls out – an angry, ecstatic, primal burst of ritualistic electronics that sacrifices self persecution for potent, purposeful abandon”. Singer and guitarist Angus Andrew, who also took on production duties for the album, explains:
“We are a reactionary, or maybe a better word is schizophrenic band. We go from one extreme to the other. Working on the last record was really doubtful and paranoid, and that’s fine, but it just meant that when work started on this one, it was the exact opposite. It was way more instinctual, fun and confident.”
Ahead of the album’s release, Liars are releasing the lead single ‘Mess On A Mission’ on March 18th. I first heard this track live last summer when the threesome premiered some new material at Primavera Sound Festival in Porto and it remains an unforgettable highlight. Even with my pretty badly sprained ankle, Liars’ tremendous live show and infectious sound made me dance till I dropped.
‘Mess On a Mission’ is an excellent, frantic and insane track. Play it loud and play it often, and watch the album trailer straight after.