Lily and King are celebrating the release of their second album: ‘Bless This Life’, produced by ARIA award winning guitarist Matt Walker.
Lily Baird delivers a luring, sensual haze of smoky-opiate vocals and rapturously disrespectful brass (playing trombone, trumpet and tuba throughout), while Tony J. King slams a rhythmic driving junkyard of guitars and percussion.
The twelve track album, which has a distinctly Australian flavour (“Bondi Junction Baby” and “Brett Whiteley’s Woman”), takes listeners to tangled spaces – from the all-in bluegrass orgy of the title track to mesmerising and delicate seaside waltzes, passionate wailing klezmer (with violinist Alex Burkoy-Tinpan Orange), and crunchy down-home blues.
Walker’s inimitably understated and honest production style underpins ‘Bless This Life’, and captures all the energy and wild romance of the duo’s live performances. It is an absolute must listen.
All songs written by Lily and King copyright 2016.
Recorded at Stovepipe Studios by Matt Walker & Rowan Matthews.
Produced by Matt Walker.
Photography by Rowan Matthews
Mastered by Adam Dempsey - Deluxe Mastering
released December 20, 2016
Lisa Baird - vocals, trombone, toy piano, percussion, pump organ.
Tony King - vocals, guitars, banjo, double bass, kick drum.
Mat Walker - hammond organ trk 2,5,10,11 / piano trk 2 / banjo trk 2,4,8,11,12 / vocals trk 1,2,3,7,9,10,12 / mandolin trk 5,6 / bottlenek guitar trk 1,7 / harmonica trk 7,8 / mellotron cello trk 3 / organ trk 8,12.
Alex Burkoy - violin trk 4,5,11.
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