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Lila Tristram is a musician, fiction writer, artist and teacher based in East London. 

 

Sister EPs Our Friends pt. I & II were released over the course of 2020 via wiaiwya (UK) and Inpartmaint Inc (Japan). Characterised by melancholic fingerpicking, warm and intimate vocal harmonies and a weaving of bucolic British landscapes, Our Friends received acclaim from the likes of Pete Paphides, Stephen Street and Dan Carey. “Comparable perhaps only to that of Aldous Harding's debut …  striking and bewitching.” (No More Workhorse), the songs which defined Tristram's emergence are a journey to the depths of human longing and belonging. 

 

Black and White Memories Ignited by the Scent of Springtime Explode in Colour was released on cassette via Modern Aviation on 9th December 2022. A collaborative project with The Last Dinosaur's Jamie Cameron, the five-song EP combines sparse piano, rich strings and elusive vocals in a mysterious, ghostly soundscape. Described as “exquisite… a must-buy.” by Concrete Islands.

home, a set of 5 intimate songs were recorded, produced and mixed by Lila Tristram. The EP was released on 19th May 2023, with physical editions released on two labels; handmade CDs are available via Woodland Recordings, and 10" vinyls (created by Lathe to the Grave, the only UK female-run lathe cutting business) are available via wiaiwya. The first track, January, features texan singer-songwriter Austin Basham, with whom Tristram collaborated via facetme during lockdown.

She has been working closely with producer Gus White at his remote studio in Wiltshire on a forthcoming release, yet to be announced.

 

Alongside writing and performing music, Tristram contributes to Folk Radio UK and Loud & Quiet magazines.

~ PRAISE ​ ~

"Elusive, elegiac ... exquisite" Concrete Islands 

"[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!" Stephen Street, Producer (The Smiths, Blur, Babyshambles)

 


"Collected and dense with human warmth, revealing a personality so strong that it manages to be striking, even in its seemingly unadorned form." Music Won't Save You

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