Estrons’ “Lilac” Is Garage Rock For The Empathetic Souls

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Welsh rock trio Estrons are back with a new garage rock single “Lilac” where they tap into the tragic and optimistic sides of unexpected hardships. Co-produced by Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Death Cab For Cutie, Pissed Jeans), “Lilac” is a cathartic piece that releases the fury and invigorating energy we often need to muster to go through life. Stream below:

In regards to the track, vocalist Tali Källström explained that it’s dedicated to “an encounter I had with a teenage girl in the early hours of the morning. I drove past her crying in the street with her shoes in her hand and so I decided to turn the car around to check on her. I’d assumed that she was crying about something superficial and I’d also assumed that the man walking a few feet behind her was trying to take advantage. Turns out the man actually lived on that street and the girl was heartbroken because her dad had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. We often get things wrong because society leads us to create prejudices on genders; the song is myself reflecting on that. It also celebrates human empathy as the girl I helped was genuinely touched that I’d stopped to check she got home okay. I haven’t seen her since that day – but this one goes out to her, anybody who is going through a difficult time and also to all the people out there who have helped me in a crisis. Someone always cares and you can get through it.”

Estrons has a headline show at House of Vans tonight and will be playing more headline tour in November. They will also be supporting Garbage for their September tour:

6/13 – House of Vans (London, UK)

7/21 – Tramlines Fringe Festival (Sheffield, UK)

7/28 – Y Not Festival (Derbyshire, UK)

7/29 – Leopalooza Festival (Cornwall, UK)

8/4 – Neverworld Festival (Kent, UK)

9/9 – Academy (Manchester, UK)

9/11 – Rock City (Nottingham, UK)

9/12 – Nothumbria SU Institute (Newcastle, UK)

9/19 – L’Olympic Café (Paris, France)

9/20 – V11 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

9/21 – Cul De Sac, Psycho in Mind (Tilburg, Netherlands)

9/22 – Reeperbahn (Hamburg, Germany)

11/1 – Belgrave Music Hall (Leeds, UK)

11/2 – King Tut’s (Glasgow, UK)

11/3 – Think Tank (Newcastle, UK)

11/7 – Soup Kitchen (Manchester, UK)

11/8 – Louisiana (Bristol, UK)

11/9 – Bodega (Nottingham, UK)

11/14 – Cavern (Exeter, UK)

11/15 – Castle & Falcon (Birmingham, UK)

11/16 – Green Door Store (Brighton, UK)

11/17 – Galeri (Caernarfon, UK)

11/23 – The Parrot (Carmarthen, UK)

12/6 – Globe (Cardiff, UK)