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#NewMusic2018: Liotia

Also featuring on our #NewMusic2018 album are Liotia, two piece band that create an enchanting and truly unique ensemble of original sounds, samples, licks and melodies. Fusing electronica, triphop and jazz influences, Liotia combine the guitar and voice of Abigail Hubbard with the digital soundscapes and drum machine deftness of Matthew Smyth. Dancing over the top of this intrinsic medley, we are greeted and taken on an emotional journey of touching lyrics and haunting vocals. The poetic verse with soulful undertones can only be compared to the lyrical prowess of a blue whale, if only they could speak.

 

How long have you guys been making music?
Matt and I (Abigail) have been making music together for quite awhile now, yet this is a new project. I went off travelling for two years but have been back making new music together again for the past 10 or so months.

 

How would you describe your sound?

I think our current bio describes our sound quite well…Our music is an ensemble of original sounds, samples, licks and melodies. Fusing electronica, triphop and jazz influences, we combine the guitar and voice of myself with the digital soundscapes and drum machine deftness of Matthew Smyth. Dancing over the top of this intrinsic  medley, the listener is greeted and taken on an emotional journey of touching lyrics and haunting vocals. The poetic verse with soulful undertones can only be compared to the lyrical prowess of a blue whale, if only they could speak.

 

What are you influences?

Both of us have a very eclectic taste in music but I would say Portishead is a big influence for us. Also Cocorosie, Little Dragon, Anhoni, Bjork just to name a few.

 

How do you approach making a track?

I write the song and lyrics, then will take my ideas to Matt. We work together in creating and tailoring our sound, yet Matt produces the track, adding the electronic elements and recording the live parts. We often have sessions together, go to various studios and have guest musicians perform on the tracks. We’re very fortunate to work with some very talented musicians and always encourage their creative input.

 

Check Liotia over on Facebook: facebook.com/liotiamusic

Listen to their music here: soundcloud.com/liotia

Buy their single ‘Holding On’ from our New Music 2018 album here

 

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