Lila Tristram is a musician, writer, artist and teacher based in East London. In 2018 she attained a first class honours degree in Music from Goldsmiths University, one of the leading British institutes for the arts. Alongside writing music, she writes fiction, contributes articles to magazines such as Loud & Quiet, and teaches creative writing to children.
Over the course of 2020 she released her debut EP, Our Friends pt. I, followed by its sister EP Our Friends pt. II. Characterised by melancholic fingerpicking, warm and intimate vocal harmonies and a weaving of bucolic British landscapes, the songs which define Lila Tristram's emergence are a journey to the depths of human longing and belonging.
Since the turn of the decade, Lila has received acclaim from some of Britain’s top industry professionals, including support from Pete Paphides (The Guardian, Soho Radio), Stephen Street (Producer of The Smiths, Blur), Dan Carey (Producer, founder of Speedy Wunderground Records), and several members of the BBC community.
She has collaborated with the likes of The Last Dinosaur's Jamie Cameron, and Texan singer-songwriter Austin Basham. She has performed at residencies internationally and in the UK, including a sold-out headline show at London's award-winning folk & roots venue The Green Note in March 2022.
Our Friends pts. I and II were released on vinyl via wiaiwya on 2nd October 2020.
Praise for Our Friends
"[Our Friends] is such a gorgeous record."
Pete Paphides, Soho Radio, The Guardian, Q Magazine
"You’ll feel like stopping the world ...
[Our Friends] is the sound of cold, quiet, early mornings."
No More Workhorse
"I love it! Have ordered myself a copy."
Stephen Street, Producer (The Smiths, Blur, Babyshambles)
"Freeing herself from easy comparisons ... collected and dense with human warmth, revealing a personality so strong that it manages to be striking,
even in it's seemingly unadorned form."
Music Won't Save You