How does a bottle of whiskey taste if you have six true musicians doing their thing? How's rock 'n' roll as these same guys mix their passion for Irish folk, steaming Americana and solid rock to a swinging cocktail?
The answer is LQR... Liquor. The label mentions folk rock since 2007. Whoever pulls the cork from the bottle will taste a unique style full of DNA from the entire music history. Traditional music, with a wink to the legacy of folk giants as Flogging Molly and The Pogues. With Irish whiskey, the equivalent of the Scottish Highlands and countless foaming miracles from slightly lower countries as other inspiration, LQR fires the songs at you.
Folk Rock and more:
LQR brings uptempo folk-rock with a dash of other fine music brands. A good bottle of LQR is 50% folk rock and 50% gypsy, bluegrass, punk, Americana and pure rock 'n' roll. Full throttle, but from the highest gear LQR effortlessly switches back to zero. The power cord to the floor, the spotlight on the mandolin and accordion. A cappella into the acoustic interlude. The audience silent. The room under the spell. Music at its finest.
A performance of LQR guarantees for a fine feast, a grand party, or a full house in every pub. Overtime for the bar staff. For a room on stilts and a nice mess on stage. For one of smoke and beer smelling festival area. For the smell and taste of live music.
One and a half hours at full throttle:
The one and a half hour set consisting largely of single malt homemade brews, including the melancholic lyrics of former band member Karen Guldemond and frontman Arjan Bogaerts. That you get for free. All that other stuff are thirsty covers of true classics. The reference sources you already had in mind. Flogging Molly, The Pogues, Gogol Bordello ...
Drunks or connoisseurs?:
Passion for music is the key event. Liquor distilled from fermented mash and aged in wooden casks coming right away. Heavy Distillate folk rock from the southern Netherlands. Drunks? Do not worry. Connoisseurs? Right, totally hit. You can hear ...
The story so far:
LQR distilled in 2008 a few of its own brews in the form of their first 100% demo "Murder by Liquor". They played, swung and blustered already in Belgium and Denmark, but are certainly planning more land boundaries. Preliminary peak very close to a delirium was their appearance in the 2010 edition of the welknown Dutch folk festival Folkwoods. In April 2011 they’ve been working on a new brew called “Boxpok”. It includes 4 new songs. After 3 years of playing and writing they’ve recorded their latest prove of their musical devotion in “a Taste of Liquor”. LQR stayed 3 days at the famous AudioWorkx-studio in the Netherlands with 5 songs as result. They also recorded a video for the new song War Games, so raise your glasses and shout it out loud!