The Strange Death of Liberal England is a five-piece post-rock/indie band from Portsmouth, England. They have gained praise from many different publications and have been compared to artists such as The Arcade Fire, British Sea Power and ...And you will know us by the trail of dead and supported Of Montreal on their UK tour. In July 07 they released a mini-LP entitled 'Forward March!' The Strange Death of Liberal England have recently received glowing reviews for their debut E.P - " The skill and diversity of instrumentation is brilliant- a breath of fresh air in these times of samey guitar bands" The Fly) One track off of which has been played on Radio 1 by Steve Lamacq and other tracks are frequently aired on the radio station CISM in Montréal. This success has led to them being Drowned in Sound's readers choice for 2006. Winning this online vote gave them a chance to play the London Barfly with the likes of Jeniferever, The Maccabees and Jamie T, which was reviewed by Mr. John Earls on Planet Sound. Here is what he had to say for himself: 'Wholly silent between songs, they hold up placards with the band's name and "Thank you" for instant eerie charisma.' It's an odd move, as their music is joyfully noisy. Superficially chaotic, the instrument swapping, chanting, flutes, glockenspiels and howls are unsettlingly beautiful. Like Explosions In The Sky and The Arcade Fire fighting a war to the death.