Lilliput have spent two years maturing their harmony-heavy sound, and eight months developing “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”; a seven-track flowing record specifically penned to be listened to in it’s entirety: a careful blend of folk-rock and baroque-pop. The five pay credence to their influences, but don’t stick with them. The Beatles and Beach Boys immediately spring to mind, quickly joined by modern bands like Fleet Foxes,The Bees and The Coral.
Influences for the EP, however, are as varied as medieval choral music, cinematic scores and fifties jazz: Motown to Mussorgsky. This varied melting pot of music can be heard in the careful instrumentation from song to song; a nod to the vintage sixties sounds of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, yet Lilliput create a direct and straight piece with feet firmly in the present.
‘Who Knows Where The Time Goes?’ is an entirely self-funded, creatively fuelled debut EP by five lads who love what they do. It’s an old fashioned approach, with a modern, fresh outcome. The music is carefully considered both structurally and lyrically, none more than the lead track, ‘Nothing To You’, a sweet, melodic tune reminiscent of The Hollies, accompanied by a brilliant one take video. The result is an EP that impresses from the off; holding a succinct sound throughout, yet allowing each song to bring a different perspective and tone of its own.
Regionally known for being as clinical live as they are on record, Lilliput’s versatility means shows are moulded by the venues and surroundings they take place in, from the intimate to the grand. Supporting the likes of Field Music, Poor Moon, Fossil Collective, and Treetop Flyers, along with well received festival sets at Liverpool Sound City, Fieldview Festival, Split Festival and Evolution Emerging, Lilliput have become renowned for distinctively polished live performances.