LILIES on MARS vinyl release of ∆GO, new video and In Store at RTEast 26 February

LILIES on MARS vinyl release of ∆GO, new video and In Store at RTEast 26 February

Lilies On Mars

Band to watch in 2016, according to Lauren Laverne, Steve, Lamacq and THUMP.

‘ΔGO’ album released last year to great acclaim, will be available on vinyl from 26

February from Lady Sometimes Records via Cargo Records.

The occasion will be marked with a live in-store at Rough Trade East on the

same day at 6.30pm

Get in touch for guest list and interview time…

Following the two singles ‘Dancing Star’ and ‘Stealing’, favourited by Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne at BBC 6 music, the vinyl release is accompanied by the visionary video of ‘Rachel Walks By The Sea’



The video was directed by the talented Maria Day, an independent American video maker, who says of the track:

“The music of ‘Rachel Walks By The Sea’ and the dimensional cosmic approach of Lilies on Mars through their sounds, inspired in me the concept of a new sight through a powerful imagination. The images are timeless, the beauty of a respite nature and the hectic chaos of the town. Through imagination we can live both, and many more aspects at the same time, experiencing a floating lucid dream that also inspires this dimension.”


“Dancing Star is a pulsing, sensual piece of ethereal synth pop with dreamy,

trippy textures created with vintage analogue equipment including space

echo (just like King Tubby!), ancient,dusty organs and the duoʼs lysergic vocal

tones…” Louder Than War

“A stunning combination of galactic rhythms and buried lyrics, Lilies on Mars

have created an album that is, quite literally, out of this world.” GIGSoup

“ΔGO is cosmic, crystalline, cool, cosmic (again) and sometimes just plain

cryptic. Now hold on to the guide rope, ʻcos ladies and gentlemen we are

floating in space…” PopMatters

“Lilies on Mars are two very talented girls, I really love this song.” Lauren


“Sweetly and deftly done.” Steve Lamacq

“It feels like [ΔGO is] something much more enduring, increasingly revealing

itself and its intricacies with each successive listen.” Electronic Sound

“Cosmic. Dreamy. Visionary. Psychoactive. Mind-altering.” Fame


Born and raised in Sardinia, a magical island in the middle of the

Mediterranean Sea, a place that recalls mystical legends and the strength of

a population that has fought throughout history to keep traditions alive and

never be fully conquered, Lisa and Marina moved to London thirteen years

ago. Some time later Lilies on Mars emerged, the result of many long nights

spent listening to music and jamming with every imaginable instrument at

their home studio in Hackney – from guitars to vintage organs, synthesisers,

effects and drum machines. The contrast of living between these two places

has had a profound effect on Lilies on Mars music.It became a way to

navigate their experience, gently incorporating all the information that inspired

them, becoming notes and melodies but more precisely a sound. Delicate,

surreal and sometimes disturbing, like a lily growing on a red planet. This is

the imagery within which they are suspended, where time does not exist.

Collaborations with Italian pop experimentalist Franco Battiato also

dramatically influenced and inspired the project in its early stages.Their brand

new album ʻΔGOʼ is to be released on 26th February 2016 by Lady

Sometimes Records, together with a live in store at Rough Trade East

London.Lisa and Marina began writing ʻΔGOʼ immediately after returning from

an extensive tour throughout Europe and America. Filled with inspiration,

excitement and with overwhelming changes in their lives post tour, they

searched for shelter at Lisaʼs beach house in Sardinia. Here they set up a

studio and found the perfect space and freedom needed to create and

experiment with new sounds.All songs on ʻΔGOʼ were written from edited

improvisations and immediately recorded, whilst post-production is also a

key element in the whole creative process. Retro-futurist, psychedelic and

cosmic pop elements are accentuated on this record. At times uplifting, at

times drone and Kraut-like. They are strongly influenced by primitive

electronic experimentalists and pioneers such as Delia Derbyshire and

Daphne Oram of The BBC Radiophonic Workshop.The title ʻΔGOʼ symbolises

the retro-futurist concept: without context the word becomes abstract and

helps to weave together the past and future (AGO also means needle in

Italian). It can be read as AGO as used in story telling of times ʻlong agoʼ or

as A GO, as if ʻgiving a goʼ at something new in the future.Equally, the lines of

Lisa and Marinaʼs distorted silhouettes on both album cover artwork and

ʻDancing Starʼ video, inspired by Rutt-Etra-Izer, provides a visual

representation of it.

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