If you’re in the mood for something different, but as macabre as a vaudeville themed picnic in the county morgue, then you should probably check out The Tiger Lillies, who are releasing Bad Blood + Blasphemy on vinyl this April, via Corpse Flower Records.
The album was first released in 1999, but this is the first time that it’ll be available on vinyl, which was remastered for the format by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst) and will be limited to 500 copies in four different color variants: black, oxblood splatter on bone, blood red, and oxblood in milky clear. It also features brand new artwork by Mark Rudolph (Carcass, Coalesce, Battlecross), and if you pre-order, you’ll get a hand-drawn 8″x10″ illustration of The Tiger Lillies by Rudolph.
Pre-orders of Bad Blood + Blasphemy can be made here.
The British outfit is known for a unique sound and look, which makes sense when you consider that the founding frontman, Martyn Jacquesspent, lived above a brothel in London’s Soho in his 20s back in the ’90s. During this period, Martyn observed the comings and goings of the shady locals, and 10 years later he was able to turn that into an expression.
About The Tiger Lillies:
Back in the early ’90s, the avant garde trio stood out immediately for its distinct musical craftings and quickly worked their way up from London pubs to the Piccadilly Theatre and buskers’ benches to the Sydney Opera House. Soon the The Tiger Lillies were touring the world and participating in various art and theatre projects. Within the last two decades The Tiger Lillies have performed an average of over two-hundred gigs a year and despite spending so much time on the road, they’ve managed to release more than one album a year. They’ve participated in numerous shows all over the world, collaborating with artists of all disciplines: from circus performers to Shakespearean actors, experimental dancers to avant garde photographers and burlesque puppeteers to classical music ensembles. The world of The Tiger Lillies is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humor and immense beauty. Their songs cover all the dark aspects of life, from prostitution and drug addiction to violence and despair. Always with a touch of twisted comedy and sharp irony. The Tiger Lillies shock, amuse, and entertain in a postmodern vaudeville way, with their inimitable in-your-face shows, where no limit should be taken for granted.
Bad Blood + Blasphemy Track Listing:
3. Car Crash
5. Start a Fire
6. Soho Boy
3. Crack of Doom
7. Dead Souls
Hard Rock \m/