Duo Liar, Flower (KatieJane Garside of Daisy Chainsaw, QueenAdreena, Ruby Throat and Chris Whittingham) announce the release of their latest single, ‘i am sundress (she of infinite flowers)’ with an ethereal visual accompaniment, as well as a physical version of their recent album Geiger Counter, available from August 21st via One Little Independent Records.
Watch the video for ‘i am sundress (she of infinite flowers)’ below
i am sundress (she of infinite flowers)’ is diaphanous, intimate folk; a sensory experience sonically and visually. Directed by Chris Whittingham, Katie Jane performs with her autoharp in a dark empty room, contrasted by parallels of her younger self playing the instrument in an open field and threads of dream imagery. “Thank you for coming back to me,” sings Katie Jane, “The badger is digging for bees, beloved cat slip in his shadow, so I can be free.”
KatieJane offers her explanation of the song:
hello no word
and the faraway flickering lights
to lost parts of the brain
can you feel this shift? there’s no stopping it now and liar, flower turns to face the sun and the autoharp gave her this song
so i can be free
‘i am sundress (she of infinite flowers)’ is a stark contrast to the duo’s first single, ‘My Brain Is Lit Like An Airport’ which was released in late April earlier this year, and showcases the range of Geiger Counter, which varies from raw, bewildering, venomous rock to gentle folk musings.
Garside and Whittingham have been living together on a small sailboat while raising their young daughter and have spent the past few years out at sea. In recent years the pair have lived a life of isolation, and the album reflects those experiences, coincidently fitting for the current times. Chris said “We’re just a tiny, super-self-contained operation with not much outside contact. It’s been 14 years and all our records are played, recorded, mixed, mastered, art-worked, videoed, etc., solely by us, and in the end there’s probably little else to say beyond the recordings.