Track Of The Day – Estrons – Lilac

Track Of The Day Estrons Lilac

I first discovered the brilliant Estrons via the BBC Introducing uploader a few years back and whilst they have evolved sonically during their time together they still don’t piss about. On their latest track ‘Lilac’  Rhodri Daniel’s pulverising guitar scythe collides with Tali Källström’s fiercely intense vocals producing a strident visceral explosive two minutes and 38 seconds.

They’re a band who know what they want and who they are, they pull no punches and their intensity and fire comes through not only on their recorded music but is also evident in their frenetic and impassioned live shows.

Tali dedicates this song to “an encounter I had with a teenage girl in the early hours of the morning. I drove past her crying in the street with her shoes in her hand and so I decided to turn the car around to check on her. I’d assumed that she was crying about something superficial and I’d also assumed that the man walking a few feet behind her was trying to take advantage. Turns out the man actually lived on that street and the girl was heartbroken because her dad had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. We often get things wrong because society leads us to create prejudices on genders; the song is myself reflecting on that. It also celebrates human empathy as the girl I helped was genuinely touched that I’d stopped to check she got home okay. I haven’t seen her since that day – but this one goes out to her, anybody who is going through a difficult time and also to all the people out there who have helped me in a crisis. Someone always cares and you can get through it.”

They’ve obviously impressed Shirley Manson and the chaps as they have been handpicked by Garbage to support on their September tour and also announce headlining dates of their own for November.

You can catch the band live on the following dates:

13 Jun: London, UK – House of Vans
21 Jul: Sheffield, UK – Tramlines Fringe Festival
28 Jul: Derbyshire, UK – Y Not Festival
29 Jul: Cornwall, UK – Leopalooza Festival
04 Aug: Kent, UK – Neverworld Festival
09 Sep: Manchester, UK – Academy*
11 Sep: Nottingham, UK – Rock City*
12 Sep: Newcastle, UK – Northumbria SU Institute*
19 Sep: Paris, FR – L’Olympic Café
20 Sep: Rotterdam, NL – V11
21 Sep: Tilburg, NL – Cul De Sac, Psycho in Mind
22 Sep: Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn
23 Sep: Berlin, DE – Maze
01 Nov: Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
02 Nov: Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s
03 Nov: Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
07 Nov: Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
08 Nov: Bristol, UK – Louisiana
09 Nov: Nottingham, UK – Bodega
14 Nov: Exeter, UK – Cavern
15 Nov: Birmingham, UK – Castle & Falcon
16 Nov: Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
17 Nov: Caernarfon, UK – Galeri
23 Nov: Carmarthen, UK – The Parrot
06 Dec: Cardiff, UK – Globe

* Supporting Garbage

Tickets available HERE

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