Expressing an intoxicating sound that tips its hat to everyone from Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam and Muse to proggy acts such as Yes and The Dear Hunter, Lilium’s music is powerfully melodic and moving, and has a relatable coherence that belies the complex and intricate craft used to create it, making it all the more unique and engulfing. Watch here
Having started life in the South West, and consisting of Samuel Dobbyn, Graeme Haywood, and siblings Andrew and Emma Heselton, Lilium’s success was capped with receiving the Cornish Guardian’s What’s on Cornwall ‘Best Live Act’. Pinning down impressive supports with Young Kato, and with The 1975 at Boardmasters Festival has also greatly aided their progression. More recently, the four piece upped sticks and relocated to Liverpool, gathering more support slots with bands such as GrumbleBee and DemobHappy.
Lilium have just been snapped up by emerging indie label Deathly Records, and have now released their first single, Disappear. The track perfectly showcases the band’s charisma and diversity, as the single washes over you with a magnetising hook and thoughtful arrangements that keenly highlight the innovative crew’s classy song-writing ability. Armed with an eye-catching animated video (which has just been premiered by Getintothis), further material, a recent and highly successful launch show, and widespread shows during the start of the year, Lilium are certainly ones to watch for 2017!