Apocalyptic Noir Rock. Using guitars, vocals, loops, electronic devices together with song writing.
Songs of darkly crooning intensity. Listen Lisse uses an unconventional and inventive/experimental approach to song writing.
“The self-described minimalist/drone approach is prevalent throughout the album, the overall product a fully cohesive performance channelling a late ’80s New York indie rock vibe. Sonic Youth meets Hole is the running theme and McKendrick’s obvious love of folk is the influence that gives her songs a voice of their own.”
— NZ Musician
“It takes courage to go into a studio and play it like you do live and that’s what Listen Lisse has demonstrated with her album “Sunset Over Cairo”. Over the course of these ten songs, she flies the flag of an honest performer and that alone distinguishes her from the dedicated followers of autotuning.” - Blues Bunny
"Listen Lisse captivates the audience with her mesmerising song-craft" - Time Out
I'm working on material for a new album. I'm interested in hearing from independent labels.
Listen to Listen Lisse on Resonance FM 'Cults and the Desire for the Road'. Lisa McKendrick and Jude create a live composition considering the attraction of and the media representation of cults. Using violins and voice in an expanded discussion they mull over how religious missionaries have preyed on vulnerable young adventurers. Drawing on reports including confessions from former cult members.