Track of the Day: Damn Good Liars – Station Wagon Motel Chic

Blending the sounds of Garbage, Portishead, Ash and No Doubt, Damn Good Liars fills our ears with edgy, energetic and heart-pumping music. Fusing the skills of multi-instrumentalist Ian Turner, guitarist and co-producer Steve Jenner, and Ellis Turner, the UK-based group is not only turning heads of critics but also building a loyal following. Featured on various radio stations including Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing and Rage FM, Damn Good Liars on their way to international success. The first single from this talented trio is ‘Station Wagon Motel Chic’.

Released independently, ‘Station Wagon Motel Chic’ is the first track off Damn Good Liars’ self-titled EP. Combining dynamic guitars with pounding drums, the group toss you into a whirlpool of grunge meets indie-rock sound. While there are powerful guitar riffs in the track, it is Ellis Turner’s vocals that enhance the soul-stirring haziness.

From the get-go, Turner’s hushed vocals draw you in with their sensual tone. I would describe her voice as reminiscent of Nina Persson (The Cardigans) and Shirley Manson (Garbage), but there is something…special about the huskiness. Brilliantly layered, and not just instrumentation, the silkiness of backing vocals effortlessly complement Turner’s lead (and she sings it all).

Rather provocative, ‘Station Wagon Motel Chic’ showcases the group’s innovativeness and versatility with underlying synths, fuzzy guitars and a general kaleidoscopic soundscape. It’s difficult to describe both Damn Good Liars and ‘Station Wagon Motel Chic’, but I think the closest I can get is a wild acid trip without leaving the comfort of your own home. I can’t wait for more!

In addition to their single, Damn Good Liars released an official music video for ‘Station Wagon Motel Chic’. You can view the video on their YouTube Channel.

For more from Damn Good Liars check out their official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.

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