Album Review Liily - TV Or Not TV

Liily seethe with a new found riotous energy that dictates every twist and turn.

Liily - TV Or Not TV

Turning up the chaos, Liily seethe with a new found riotous energy that dictates every twist and turn on ‘TV Or Not TV’. ‘The Suit That Sold Itself’ echoes the discordant post-punk infusion of IDLES - a distinct talk-shout cadence paired with a tipsy drawl creates a blurred landscape of bar fights, stolen glances and broken teeth. ‘Man Listening To Disc’ barks and jives, echoing a more RATM-meets-the-Specials bop, and album opener ‘Mr. Speaker Gets The Word’ slowly approaches a tense saxophone blowout with frontman Dylan Nash manically screaming “He’s the man, he does what he can.” Where Liily once blended into the curated playlist heaven of radio rock, the unbridled intensity of this can’t help but exhibit a new band surfacing, one with far more bite, and one that is far more confident in its own footprint.

 

As featured in the October 2021 issue of DIY, out now. Scroll down to get your copy.