“Anna-Christina's voice is both unique and unexpected. The album only hints at the intensity this band could create live; it's a tease, a promise of better things, an album that will leave you on the hunt for tickets to see them play live. Lilygun know how to lead their listeners, drawing them intimately close before hitting them hard with a punk riff or two. Lilygun's debut album is an insight into just what they can do, varied and exciting, it clearly sets them up as one to watch.”
[Keller. EGL Magazine - Album review 2012]
“Escaping the genre trap with consummate ease, Lilygun’s self-titled debut deals in freedom of expression and a feast of guitar-driven emotion dredged from the depths of London’s underground live music scene. Impossible to pigeon-hole and yet easy to admire, Lilygun could be the shot in the arm British rock is searching for.”
[Gun-Ho. Rush On Rock (8/10) - Album review 2012]
“There have been many debut albums that bring you that "wow" factor and Lilygun is right up there with the best. The songs are atmospheric, played brilliantly but above all sung to perfection by front woman Anna-Christina. Lilygun are getting the attention and recognition from the music industry for all their qualities and hard work. About bloody time too.”
[Neil Richardson. Roomthirteen.com (13/13) - Album review 2012]
"What’s most striking about the album from Lilygun is how they’ve combined a real sense of catchiness with their technical approach to things, combining their signature sound with an almost mainstream like quality, something which will stand them out as more than a simple rock band. This ability, and the resulting sound is what makes this such a stand out album, and one which I have a feeling is going to do remarkably well once it’s in the public domain from the 10th of September. If you only ever listen to one album we review, then make it this one – believe me when I say it’s worth your while!"
[Dave Nicholls. Loud-Stuff - Album review 2012]
“Few bands in recent memory have grabbed my attention like London rockers Lilygun. There is so much depth to this record. It’s dark and cerebral, it’s moody and pensive, it’s operatic and it rocks balls. Musically, there is an evident solid chemistry with gorgeous bass lines by Aaron John and David Ryder Prangley and drummer Belle Star laying down the foundation for massive orchestral highs and magnificently simple lows. Add to this a deliciously balanced mix of guitar sounds, ranging from haunting background growls to full bore wall-o’-sound solos. Then there is the tour-de-force that IS Anna-Christina. With song writing chops that, for me, rival those of the great Tori Amos, she is certain to be a force to be reckoned with. This is not to mention the fact that she is one of the most gorgeous bad-ass rocker women I’ve ever seen.”
[Kevin. Nanobot Rock Reviews - Album review 2012]
“This is a set of songs written by the band’s dynamic and charismatic singer, Anna-Christina, demonstrating such variety that it’s difficult to pin the sound down to 1 genre. The arrangements squeeze every last drop out of a fairly traditional line-up and create a huge dynamic range across the album. This is a great first album from an original and inventive band and I haven’t heard anything else this year to surpass this in terms of raw power and dynamic range; they’ve been on the horizon for a while now and this should be the breakthrough. This is a great album.
[Allan McKay. Music Riot - Album review 2012]
"This band is going places, no doubt about it and I strongly suggest that radio stations and festival organisers start checking them out now! The band deliver 8 tracks of Rock music that brims with attitude and melody."
[Dave. Ravenheart Music - Album review 2012]
“With this valiant effort, we could very see them becoming a potential household name at festivals like Download, it's just a matter of time and you will never waste any time in checking this lot out, this is going to be big.”
Rhys Stevenson. Global Metal Apocalypse - Album write-up (9.5) 2012
“Sounding like a hybrid of modern and old school rock, the depth which these guys have achieved is quite frankly astonishing, crafting a sound which is both soothing and powerful, mighty and somehow intricate – it’s a mix which is going to pull you in from the off. Honestly, I fail to come up with anything that I would change about this track, it’s perfect as far as I can make out… Lilygun have managed to craft a sound which combines rock and ambience, hard and soft, good and evil almost – and made it work.
Dave Nicholls. Loud-Stuff - Moonlight single review 2012
“The verse builds steadily towards a chorus underpinned by the dirtiest, most distorted guitar sound this side of Swedish death metal. It’s a great song and a very powerful vocal performance from Anna-Christina.”
Allan McKay. Music Riot - Moonlight single review 2012
“The loud parts, all grinding guitars and thunderous vocals, proved that here was a band that could rock hard with the best of them. Lilygun have with this second single in this line-up released one of the most beautiful-sounding singles of the year.”
John Clarkson. Pennyblackmusic - Moonlight single review 2012
“Just like Scum, Moonlight packs big choruses with a melodic background to acquire a fantastic sound. Vocalist Anna-Christina’s voice is almost operatic and she is pitch perfect.”
Michael Hemming. Rock Reviews 24/7 - Moonlight single review 2012
“The single 'Moonlight' is an amazing song with enormous cross over potential that screams mainstream radio airplay.
Dave. Ravenheartmusic - Moonlight single review 2012
“If you want your rock music with sincerity and passion, then look no further than Scum. Taking inspiration from grunge bands but with a whole new twist, Lilygun are doing things their way and the scum aren’t getting them down!”
Michael Hemming. Rock Reviews 24/7 - Scum single review 2012
“Psych-metal-rock stars Lilygun are worth catching live any day of the week. Dark, bass-heavy, minor chord-inclined, angst rock.”
Time Out Magazine 2010
“Lilygun's music rains like a shower of petals and bullets. Just like the snow in Summer.
Opposition T 2009
“They have developed a sound that will appeal to a wide variety of listeners (Tool - PJ Harvey). We love Lilygun's glamorous grunge-metal style and can't wait for more from these amazing and edgy artists.
Church Of Girl 2008