Fronted by songstress Louise Penman, Lilt feature pure, biting vocals and powerful, intimate melodies combined with Matt Mclean’s textural synthetic production at the core of their electronic soul. The pair works in tandem to create moments of vocal fragility and dense clouds of synths colliding with system shaking subs, bass growls, and menacing drums.
Their debut EP ‘Swim’ (released Sept 2012) exceeded all expectations and gathered rave reviews and accolades, including RTRFM as the Local Feature and heavy rotation, WAM Song of the Year nominations, as well as Drum Media’s EP of the Week. The title track has also reached over 100,000 online plays through soundcloud and youtube alone. Lilt also received Triple J airplay for ‘Can’t Hear’ and ‘Winter Sleep Rework’ on several programs, including Lunch with Lewi Mckirdy, Sound Lab with Fenella, and featured on the mecca of new Australian music, ‘Home and Hosed’ with Dom Alessio – a true testament to the diversity, accessibility and depth of their sound.
Their follow up single ‘Take’ released 30/9/2013 debuted on Triple J and was supported on Lunch with Lewi, Home and Hosed, and the feature show for new music on JJJ, 2013 with MD Richard Kingsmill – rating Take “4/5. Float away indeed. Both mellow and mesmerising at once‘.
Follow up single ‘Coming Down’ was released 28/2/2014 and is a high energy pop and drum n bass affair with a lean arrangement and catchy hooks, entering nightly rotation on commercial networks WA and REDFM, and featuring on Home and Hosed on JJJ.
With a brand new live show, featuring drummer Dan Firkin (Seams) and a VJ/Projectionist receiving rave reviews, Lilt’s live set crosses boundaries from beautifully stark and deep electronica, through to high energy drum and bass, whilst retaining their trademark creative, forward thinking textures, compelling arrangements, and engaging, crystalline vocals. Lilt has directly supported the likes of international act Austra, ARIA dominators Flume, Matt Corby, Mitzi and Snakadaktyl on huge sold out club and outdoor shows.