|Also known as||Tigerlily|
|Origin||Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada|
|Genres||Rock, Pop rock, Pop punk|
Tasha-Ray Evin |
Lillix (//) was 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 folding of their label, Maverick. The band announced its return in 2009, and released their third album Tigerlily independently in Canada on 24 August 2010. Sales of the album were poor and band activity ceased shortly thereafter.
Lillix released their debut album Falling Uphill in Canada and the United States on 27 May 2003 and in Japan on 27 August 2003. 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
The second album, Inside the Hollow, was released in Canada on 29 August 2006 and in Japan on 6 September 2006. The only single from this album is "Sweet Temptation (Hollow)". This album's release featured drummer Alicia Warrington in October 2005.
The third album, Tigerlily, was released in Canada on 24 August 2010 and later 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.
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". On 14 June 2009, LillixOnline.com announced the new single "Dance Alone". 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 17 July 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 such as Kate MacRae from ChartAttack have stated that "Tigerlily has some pretty good tracks ("7 Days", "Back Up Girl" and "Nowhere to Run"), Lillix". In November 2015, an interview with Lacey-Lee was published by SonicBids Blog discussing the band's label (Maverick) folding and the struggles they faced afterwards.
|Inside the Hollow|
- Bernard, Adam (24 November 2015). "It Happened to Me: The Record Label I Was Signed to Went Under". Sonicbids. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- "Falling Uphill [Enhanced]". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 14 January 2007.
- "フォーリング・アップヒル [Enhanced]". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 14 January 2007.
- "インサイド・ザ・ホロウ(初回限定盤) [Limited Edition]". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 14 January 2007.
- "Alicia Warrington bio". AliciaWarrington.com. Archived from the original on 12 December 2006. Retrieved 14 January 2007.
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