Written by: Jen Dan
Katiejane Garside is a multi-platform creative who has been putting her captivating words, raw emotions, and even her body on display in her art-work since the 1990s, yet still retaining an intriguing sense of mystery.
Her alternative rock bands Daisy Chainsaw and QueenAdreena were electrifying rollercoaster rides in the live setting, and heck, on record as well. Garside especially made the visceral and ethereal tangible and tantalizing – performing on the edge to rabidly enthusiastic audiences.
It’s a delicate balance to achieve and maintain, but Garside is a consummate high-wire artist. She found a stabilizing grounding creative force in the form of her art/life partner Chris Whittingham.
Together they embarked on a musical voyage as the acoustic folk noir duo Ruby Throat, and also traveled around the world by ocean in their own small boat.
Over the past year they’ve made landfall on their native UK shores and developed roots as the new entity known as Liar, Flower.
For a long while the pair have been attuned to the natural environment and have been eschewing social networks and easy commodities unless necessary.
As the alt-rock/folk duo Liar, Flower, however, they are starting to reconnect to the grid, plugging in the amps and going electric for several heady songs on their new album Geiger Counter, that arrived May 1st via One Little Indian.
There are also a few delicate, yet still quite powerful acoustic songs with Garside on auto-harp on the LP, which makes for a diverse and compelling listen.
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