Estrons - 'Lilac'


Welsh alt-rock outfit Estrons release their raucous new single ‘Lilac’, and it’s brimming with tension and barely-constrained energy.


If you don’t already listen to Estrons, then their latest single will prove why they are a band that should be on your radar. Working recently with Alex Newport, ‘Lilac’ is the first single released from these fruitful sessions. And it’s a beast of a track - vocalist Tali Källström brings a powerful and fiery performance, which in itself will ignite a fire inside of you. But Estrons don’t stop there - they also bring an outstanding instrumental display, with a rumbling bass and cutting guitars, heightening the tension of the track.


The lyrics are equally tense and suspenseful, and you’ll be tempted to sing along to all of the ‘give me’s in the track as they follow each other in rapid succession, creating a restless energy thrumming under the track. Telling a narrative through the vivid lyricism, Tali actually dedicates the track 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.”

Explaining the relationship between the story and the song, Tali says, “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.”

Electrifying and catchy, ‘Lilac’ is sure to be a track you will put on repeat.

Catch the band performing this highly energetic track live as they play around the UK.


21 July - Sheffield, Tramlines Fringe Festival

28 July - Derbyshire, Y Not Festival

29 July - Cornwall, Leopalooza Festival

4 August - Kent, Neverworld Festival

9 September - Manchester, Academy

11 September - Nottingham, Rock City

12 September - Newcastle, Northumbria SU Institute

1 November - Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall

2 November - Glasgow, King Tut’s

3 November - Newcastle, Think Tank

7 November - Manchester, Soup Kitchen

8 November - Bristol, Louisiana

9 November - Nottingham, Bodega

14 November - Exeter, Cavern

15 November - Birmingham, Castle & Falcon

16 November - Brighton, Green Door Store

17 November - Caernarfon, Galeri

23 November - Carmarthen, The Parrot

6 December - Cardiff, Globe