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No Guiding Light

by The Tenebrous Liar

"Fine grunge-pop, borne by basslines borrowed from Joy Division." UNCUT
Genre: Rock: Grunge
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Album Notes
Available as a 7" Single
‘No Guiding Light', is backed by The Tenebrous Liar's version of Lee Hazlewood's ‘Think I'm Coming Down’, from his classic 1973 album 'Poet, Fool or Bum'. Both songs are co produced and mixed by Richard Warren - best known for his work with Echoboy, Soulsavers and Spiritualized - with whom The Tenebrous Liar also recorded their new album Jacknifed And Slaughtered.

The Tenebrous Liar feature photographer Steve Gullick founder of magazines Careless Talk Costs Lives and Loose Lips Sink Ships. They recently supported both Bonnie Prince Billy and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and have toured with Josh T Pearson and Soulsavers with Gullick also joining Soulsavers onstage as guitarist.


“Imagine Lift To Experience stuck in the eternal damnation their songs tried to escape from, but with a result more ashcan reality than spiritually vivid.”
Drowned in Sound

"moody and intense, occasionally terrifyingly primal, country-blues soundscapings".
Time Out

“If Leonard Cohen brings a smile to your face and you are partial to a bit of low-fi then Tenebrous Liar is the band for you.”
The Sun

“brooding songs, fusing Cohen, Earth and the more dissonant aspects of Queens of the Stone Age and, whisper it, Nirvana - a raging slab of aural murk that brings to mind the same unease a Halloween jaunt round an abandoned asylum might.
Rock – A - Rolla

“their music is dark, demented, and deliberate, characterized by murky, lo-fi, feedback-drenched guitars and sludgy rhythms that heave like a spluttering locomotive – gloom-laiden, world-weary vocals, conjuring up hints of Codeine, Flipper, and Pavement.”
The Big Takeover USA

“In an intimate Soho club, Tenebrous Liar make a stand for mavericks everywhere. The rotating members, centred around mouthpiece Steve Gullick, tailor their exquisite avant-garde Americana to suit the occasion, with a living music that fills every corner of the room”

"Musically their second album Last Stand recalls Shellac, Liars and Nirvana at their most bloody-minded and amusical."
The Quietus

"Dinosaur Jr meets Nirvana's In Utero – yep, it's not pretty and it sure ain't going to win any Brit awards, but its macabre melancholy is stunningly executed, complete with jagged Velvet Underground guitar."
Selby Times

"Tenebrous Liar’s Last Stand is at it’s best during the slowest moments, when the guitars are drawn out in all their dark, jagged, droning, menacing glory; the vocals almost playing second fiddle, but reinforcing the darkness and the feeling of vast emptiness and unknowns that the provocative artwork of an inky skyline and menacing forest first invokes."
Subba Culture

"From the hyperactive two-short-plank riffing of early Nirvana, to Dinosaur Jr’s laconic fuzz-splurges, to Mudhoney’s sack-o-bricks lurches and Tad and The Melvins’ ear sludge, the album ‘Tenebrous Liar’s Last Stand’, from his band Tenebrous Liar, is a veritable inventory of that era in American underground music. And not just that, it’s catalogued damn well and in such a way that they can probably count Nick Cave’s Grinderman and whatever band Mark Lanegan is involved in this week as current peers."
Crud Magazine

"It comes across as such an organic album. Whilst it won’t be charging up the charts any time soon, this is a record which, given time, will grow in both sound and stature. And there just aren’t enough of those around these days."

"The band's second album, Last Stand, at times recalls the miserable post-punk of Joy Division and occasionally the lo-fi indie of Slint's brilliant Spiderland."
The Skinny



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