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Thu 01 Jun 2023
Though London-based duo lilo have only recently emerged, theirs is a bond that runs a decade deep. Christie Gardner and Helen Dixon met at school aged 11, and from that day forward have forged an unshakeable creative bond. Their music, with gossamer harmonies and finely-spun acoustic arrangements, bears witness to two friends coming of age together; as they navigate new creative ground, they are etching out their own distinctive sound.
Their debut EP Sleep Country, released early 2022, was built on crystallised moments of calm and contemplation, with vocals that, while grounded and confessional alone, soared as they came together. Over the five tracks that make up the EP, Christie and Helen explore new perspectives on love and friendship, often through the frame of loss. Despite this, the tone remains distinctly hopeful, choosing to treasure the small things in the face of larger sadness.
It’s a sound that calls to mind the timeless ethereality of Laura Marling, but that is only the first glimpse of the versatility of lilo’s sound. Their new material is set to break new ground in the UK indie-folk landscape, incorporating a more full-bodied, band-driven direction, weaving elements of slow-core and offbeat country-pop refractions, while still staying true to their dulcet roots. lilo weave intimacy into the fabric of their music; through collaboration they translate friendship into sound.
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