It’s Only Pain (Dirter exclusive sleeve)




It’s Only Pain is Liles’ first ‘general’ release since 2018. All the lyrics used on the album were written by Liles’ father, Michael Liles. They were discovered when clearing out his spare room after his death in 2017. The poetry was written sometime in the late 70’s and has been given a life here.

As with most Liles releases this recording covers a lot of styles, from heavy rock to psychedelia, and even a track that wouldn’t be out of place in a West End musical. It is a compelling album full of unlikely twists and turns, a unique homage to his dead father’s memory and words. 

Contributions come from Karin Park, Faust’s Jean Hervé Peron, ex Mayhem frontman Maniac and Mared Lenny (the critically acclaimed Welsh singer known as Swci Boscawen).

This album is issued in two sleeve designs, one cover is exclusive to Dirter, the other to Liles. There are also various different vinyl colours. 

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