The incomparable Katiejane Garside has returned to the music scene, along with her music and life partner, Chris Whittingham, in the form of the alternative rock/folk duo Liar, Flower.
Garside may be best known for her in-yer-face stage antics and wild singing as the frontperson of '90s noise rock band Daisy Chainsaw (the abrasive, but melodic "Love Your Money" makes a strong statement to this day), but she's also an accomplished multi-media artist who went on to release several hard-hitting alt-rock albums in QueenAdreena (with Daisy Chainsaw cohort Crispin Gray).
A chance encounter with Whittingham, who was busking at a train station, led to the inception of alt-folk noir duo Ruby Throat and the release of several mesmerizing albums as well.
Now Garside and Whittingham return as a different facet of Ruby Throat; as the enigmatic and compelling Liar, Flower. This new musical entity will bow their debut album Geiger Counter on May 1st via One Little Indian (Bjork, Crass, Fluke, The Shamen).
The LP covers much musical territory, from lacerating alt-rock and Gothic swamp blues to delicate musings and psychedelic exploration.
Pre-order Geiger Counter (limited edition and digital download) at One Little Indian: https://indian.co.uk/shop/ruby-throat/liar-flower-geiger-counter/
Find out more about Katiejane Garside and her music: http://sleeplikewolves.katiejanegarside.com/
News from official mail-out:
we are sending love and hope everyone is ok
in these luminously uncertain times
it seems that liar, flower ‘geiger counter’ will step out into the world
she asked that of us so that is what we shall do
i found her one day in a notebook, she spoke of a new chapter and the dropping away of tenure
she likes to make noise
this record was conceived and collected through a year of submersive meditation, trance and improvisation, insisted by my bird bones insisting, i went down deep into the soil, set alight corrupt files and malware, something needed routing out taking me ever deeper
there is a prescience to this record that we are not entirely sure what to do with
the words are too big, they vanquish, swallow up, this is why
i use so many words to say ‘i will not speak’
so here is an offering of music as we skate the frozen lake of unknowing...the sun and the wild wind
alien fingers typing alien phone
i love you bright heart, i love you
we are as you know in the most literal sense a small cottage industry and were hoping to release our liar, flower ‘geiger counter’ record in early march this year...before we lost access to our beloved printers...thankfully One Little Indian have kindly offered to help us with this release and have been generous enough to give us all proceeds from the initial limited edition run...this income covers us for the next year up to the release of the next record...we survive and are able to do what we do solely by the support of our supporters, we live hand to mouth making music, year by year...
so today, monday 20th April 2020 we release:
liar, flower ‘geiger counter’ limited edition double vinyl (500 copies) on presale, including an immediate (as in today) digital download (flac/mp4) on purchase, two extra songs on the d side, two signed 12”/12” framable prints, limited edition cd in glassine envelope, pressed flower in glassine and a 12”/12” comic artwork book, all held in a clear vinyl sleeve (delivery approximately 4-6 weeks) available here: One Little Indian
and in the light of wanting as many people to hear the record as possible a direct digital only download is also available right now from One Little Indian’s website: One Little Indian
for those facing financial uncertainty we’ve arranged to release the complete record on the 1st may 2020 on all the usual streaming services so...if you’re unable to support us by buying the album we’d love you to show your support by streaming this record...
we’re very thankful to One Little Indian for stepping up at the last minute to help us make this album available in as many ways as possible
so with that all said i do suggest we go to the music, we go to the sky
ever with love