Songs of 2014: Liars – Pro Anti Anti

Liars - Pro Anti Anti

Liars may not be to everyone’s taste, especially given their evolution from experimental post-punk, through flirtations with electronics and more ambient sounds, to their current state of dance-punk/whatever-the-hell-it-is in the form of this year’s aptly-titled Mess.

“Pro Anti Anti”, the album’s fourth track, is colourful, bright and bold. It’s also a bit wacky and a bit weird.and this track, as well as the album as a whole, is more impulsive and is the perfect antidote to the darker, more considered previous release WIXIW. The first four bars will prick up your ears and have your neck rocking but, before given time to settle, Liars hit the listener with a banging club anthem within which frontman Angus Andrew belts out his trademarks cryptic mantras.