In a couple of weeks teenage rockers Liily will be heading over to Europe for a bunch of shows so, ahead of the dates, we spoke to the band about life in LA.

Favourite LA Venue
The Echo is our favourite to play, but we’d love to play The Palladium.

Favourite LA Record Store
– There’s this record store that Charlie and I (Dylan) go to in the valley called Freakbeat, they’re really cool over there.

You can find Freakbeat Records online here or if you’re in the area they’re located at: 13616 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Favourite Place to Hang Out in LA
– I don’t think there’s any specific place we like to hang out collectively, but some of us love hanging in the valley and some in Hollywood.

Liily’s I Can Fool Anybody In This Town album is out now and you can pick it up here.

Best Thing about Living in LA
– The weather never lets you down, but I’ve got to say just driving around LA and spending time outside is just incredible.

First Ever Liily Gig in LA
– Our first show as a full band was at this festival called All your Friends Fest put on by our friend Daisy.

Here’s a video clip of Liily performing “Tan Socks” at a recent gig in Los Angeles:


Where do you rehearse in LA?
– We practice in Maxx’s garage-turned-studio.

Favourite other LA Bands
– Our favourites are Jane’s Addiction, Rage Against the Machine etc. The classic LA bands.

If someone is visiting LA for the first time, where do they need to check out?
– They should definitely visit the valley, specifically Sherman Oaks/Studio City. There’s a bunch of cool little places to hang there such as Freakbeat and Pinz Bowling.

Tour Dates:

05/07 – London – Camden Assembly (supporting Inner Wave)
05/08 – London – Notting Hill Arts Club
05/09 – London – Sebright Arms
05/10 – Brighton – The Great Escape
05/14 – Paris – Supersonic
05/16 – Bruxelles – Ancienne Belgique
05/17 – Berlin – Frannz-Club
05/18 – Hamburg – Molotow Musikclub
06/07 – Los Angeles – Fig at 7th
06/15 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
08/01 – Chicago – Lollapalooza

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.