Lillix

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Lillix
Also known as Tigerlily
Origin Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Rock, Pop rock
Years active 1997–present
Labels Maverick (2001–2006)
Members Tasha-Ray Evin
Lacey-Lee Evin
Eric Hoodicoff
Cameron Brass
Alex Varon
Past members Louise Burns
Ashley Grobell
Sierra Hills
Kim Urhahn
Alicia Warrington
Scott Thompson
Britt Black

Lillix (/ˈlɪlɪks/) is a pop/rock band from Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, formed under the name Tigerlily in 1997 when the early members were in high school. The band was originally an all-girls band composed of guitarist Tasha-Ray Evin, keyboardist Lacey-Lee Evin, bassist Louise Burns, and drummer Sierra Hills. In 2001 the band was signed by Maverick Records and changed their name to Lillix as there was another band called Tigerlily. Hills left in 2002 and was replaced by Kim Urhahn, and later by Alicia Warrington. The Evin sisters announced that as of late 2006 the band was considered on hiatus due to the loss of Burns and Warrington, but with the addition of two new members in early 2007, the band was in the process of rebuilding. The band announced its return in 2009, and released their third album Tigerlily independently in Canada on 24 August 2010.

Albums[edit]

Falling Uphill[edit]

Main article: Falling Uphill

Lillix released their debut album Falling Uphill in Canada and the United States on 27 May 2003[1] and in Japan on 27 August 2003.[2] The single releases for this album were "It's About Time", "Tomorrow", and "What I Like About You", which is a cover of the hit song by The Romantics. This song is featured on the 2003 Freaky Friday soundtrack, the soundtrack for the film 13 Going on 30, and is the theme song for the comedy series What I Like About You. The band received two nominations at the 2004 Junos.

Inside the Hollow[edit]

Main article: Inside the Hollow

The second album, Inside the Hollow, was released in Canada on 29 August 2006 and in Japan on 6 September 2006.[3] The only single from this album is "Sweet Temptation (Hollow)". This album's release featured drummer Alicia Warrington in October 2005.[4]

Tigerlily[edit]

The third album, Tigerlily, was released in Canada on 24 August 2010 and is currently set to be released in Japan, along with two bonus tracks. The first single released was "Dance Alone", which did not chart but achieved moderate airplay. The album's second single was "Nowhere to Run". Its official video was released on 7 August 2010.

Current status[edit]

Preceding the release of Inside the Hollow, it had been stated the album would only be available in Japan and Canada until further notice.

In April 2008, Lillix moved to Vancouver, BC and were preparing to record a new album.

On 15 March 2009, The band introduced a new member, Britt Black, and announced the recording of a new single, "Dance Alone", which can be found on their official website. In addition, the band launched pages on Facebook and Twitter and announced the launching of a new website.[5]

On June 14, 2009, LillixOnline.com announced the new single "Dance Alone". Since then, the group has kept a video blog to communicate the upcoming album's progress to their fans, answering their questions and previewing acoustic songs. It has been announced in March 2010 on the website that "Nowhere to Run" would be the band's upcoming single, and that a video directed by Colin Minihan would be shot by the end of the month. It was released on 7 August 2010 and first aired on MuchMusic the same day. The title of the new album was announced on July 17, 2010, to be Tigerlily in honor of their original band name.

Tigerlily was released in Canada on 24 August 2010. It has been met by positive reviews, music journalists like Kate MacRae from ChartAttackChartAttack have stated that "Tigerlily has some pretty good tracks ("7 Days", "Back Up Girl" and "Nowhere to Run"), Lillix".[6]

Discography[edit]

Album Information
Falling Uphill
  • Release: 27 May 2003 (CAN, U.S.)
    27 August 2003 (JPN)
  • Label: Maverick Records
  • Peak positions: No. 188 (Billboard 200)
  • Peak positions: No. 14 (JPN)
  • Singles:
Inside the Hollow
Tigerlily

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Falling Uphill [Enhanced]". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  2. ^ "フォーリング・アップヒル [Enhanced]". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  3. ^ "インサイド・ザ・ホロウ(初回限定盤) [Limited Edition]". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Alicia Warrington bio". AliciaWarrington.com. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  5. ^ "THE NEW LILLIX". http://blogs.myspace.com/lillix. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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