ALBUM REVIEW: Liars – The Apple Drop | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 06.08.21

 

 

 

 

 

Where 2017’s TCFC and its sibling album Titles With The Word Fountain were sporadically interesting but mildly underwhelming, scrappy attempts at repositioning Liars as the solo project of sole remaining member Angus Andrew, The Apple Drop is a notably more confident and successful step forward for this incarnation of the art rock institution.

Drawing from the eerie electronica of WIXIW and the pop songcraft of their self-titled, the melancholy drawl of Slow and Turn Inward, the distinctly Yorke-ian pulse of Sekwar and the sideways garage rock of My Pulse To Ponder make for one of the most direct and live-sounding Liars records yet, with appearances from Laurence Pike on the drums helping to tie together Andrew’s typically expansive interests.

 

 

 

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