Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Last One

Anna-Christina from Lilygun - Inside Music Video shoot

Seasons greetings to you all!

This is the last Lilygun Blog post for this year, and what an extraordinary year it has been for us! We took our time recording our second album because we wanted to create something special. From the songs, to the packaging, to the first two music videos, we made an effort to make sure everything was a true, authentic representation of what Lilygun has become.

This has been one of the best years we've ever had. The love and support shown by our friends and fans has been nothing short of amazing. Whilst our old fans have remained loyal, this year, we have reached the eyes and ears of a whole new fan-base which meant copies of both our albums have sold like hot potatoes!

Anna-Christina from Lilygun - Inside Music Video shoot

Lilygun was once hailed as the next big British rock band and although we’ve won the hearts of critics and fans around the world, the music industry wants bands they know how to market. I was told my image isn’t appealing and my attitude is wrong, just because I'm different and unafraid to be so. I now know, that many would beg to differ!

From the beginning, I had a vision and I'm very proud of the fact that I didn’t conform to anyone else's expectations or opinions or let the many previous band members of Lilygun ruin my spirit. I've built Lilygun's world on my terms and no one tells me what to do! Lilygun was once a band of hell for me but now, I’m doing what I love with the best, kindest musicians I’ve ever met, who just so happen to be my dearest friends.

I am here for the outcasts, the rejects, the weirdos, the beautiful freaks and the people who feel they don't fit in. I am here to tell you, love being who you are and don't change for anyone because you are amazing just as you are! To other bands out there, be careful when people tell you their opinions because "they" are not always right and those same people will come back years later and tell you, they were wrong.
Dare to be different!

Lilygun - Strength & Grace album reissue limited edition gatefold CD. Design by WOW!
Strength & Grace limited edition gatefold CD
Design by WOW!

When this album first came out, it sold out so quickly, we didn't have time to show you how special the packaging was and to tell you there's a hidden booklet inside! We didn't want to mass produce CDs because we wanted to give our fans something which they knew was unique. The first edition of this album is gone. This second series is also a limited edition. We kept the design the same but we switched the covers around so this time, the black side is now the cover and it has a black spine. If you'd like a piece of Lilygun history, head over to our Shop and grab yourself a copy of the album before this new batch sells out too!

I've absolutely loved every moment I have had with Lilygun this year and I can't wait to see what else unfolds for us next year. Thank you all very much for your love and support. It means a great deal to me.


Friday, 17 November 2017


You wanted it, you got it! It is with great pleasure, we announce, Lilygun's new album Strength & Grace has been reissued today! \m/

Lilygun - Strength & Grace album reissue
Strength & Grace sold out in a week when it first came out so make sure you grab yourself a copy of the reissued album before this new batch sells out too!

Strength & Grace

Limited edition gatefold CD 
Available exclusively from 

Anna-Christina from Lilygun - Strength & Grace album reissue gatefold CD cover

The cover for this album was designed with two faces. For the first edition, we made the cover the white side. For this reissued edition, the black side is now the cover. We think this makes both versions of the album special! ♥

What Goes Around Music Video Out Now!

This month, we also released our second music video for the second single from the album. We used the same film crew as before but this time, all of the musicians that played on the album are featured in the video.
Directed by David Ryder Prangley
Filmed and Edited by Adie Hardy at Unit 2 Studios, London
Hair & Makeup by Shelly d'Inferno

Download What Goes Around single here:

In the next few weeks, we'll be posting behind the scenes photos from this video shoot and some other cool things, so keep a look out on our website and Facebook page.

BIG LOVE to you all,


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Lilygun on Air!

Over the years, I have felt extremely grateful that Lilygun's music has been played on radio all over the world by so many incredible DJ's who have supported us by introducing Lilygun to their listeners.

This month, I'm super excited to announce that our forthcoming new single What Goes Around will be aired for the first time on radio, in Holland, on two different radio shows! This is also our first time featured on a Dutch Radio show too! \m/

Tune into Mart Iriks's radio show Ratjetoe:

Friday 13th October 8-10pm
Live program on Slos Radio - www.slos.nl

Sunday 15th October 9-11pm
Repeat show on Ros Radio - www.rosradio.nl

Sunday 15th October 10pm-12
Repeat show on Slos Radio - www.slos.nl
Friday 20th October 8-10pm
Live program on Slos Radio - www.slos.nl

Sunday 22nd October 9-11pm
Repeat show on Ros Radio - www.rosradio.nl

Sunday 22nd October 10pm-12
Repeat show on Slos Radio - www.slos.nl

Listen out for the acoustic version of What Goes Around too!
Massive thank you to Mart Iriks ❤

Plus tune into K2K Radio tonight at 8pm and listen to a jingle I recorded for this month's Facsimile Live Radio Show October - Conan The Rockbarian! Check out all the guests on the show tonight here Facebook Event Page.


Anna-Christina from Lilygun at Unit 2 Studios London

Want a free song?

Sign up to Lilygun's mailing list and get the original acoustic version of Lilygun's forthcoming single What Goes Around for free here - www.lilygun.com

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The day my life changed forever!

If you missed this on Lilygun's website, here is the Inside music video.

The original chorus lyric was "Inside your head, you feel like you're lying on your bed wishing you were dead." A few weeks after I wrote this song, I suffered a Subarachnoid Brain Haemorrhage. This is why I dedicated this video to Mr Kevin O'Neill, my brain surgeon, without whom I would not be here.

When I decided to add this song on Lilygun's second album Strength & Grace, I changed the lyric because I didn't want to sing those words. I'm lucky to still be alive! I have no problem delving into the dark side but these days, I tend to lean more into the light, choosing only to explore the dark side when it must be drawn upon for music purposes.

The 8th October is like a second birthday to me. The day my life changed forever. Yes, it was a long hard road to full recovery for me, but today, I can say, I am so proud of the person I have grown into and I am grateful for all of the experiences I have had. I understand that I had to suffer those very hard times because now, I can use my knowledge and strength to help others. To say, don't give up on yourself. You can recover and not only recover, you can thrive in life. One day you'll say to yourself, life is sweet again and thank fuck I am still here! The world needs every single one of us and our talents. We are all so special, even if we can't see it.

Thank you all for your amazing support, it really does mean a lot to me. 💜🖤💜


Inside Music Video 
Directed by David Ryder Prangley 
Filmed and Edited by Adie Hardy at Unit 2 Studios, London 
Hair & Makeup by Shelly d'Inferno 
Copyright ©2017 
Lilygun www.lilygun.com

Friday, 8 September 2017

Anna-Christina Performing Live On Radio!

Anna-Christina will be joining presenter Andrew Hobbs and producer Howlin' Anton Bleak on K2K Radio next week!

Anna-Christina from Lilygun - Performing live on radio

Here are all the details:

Anna-Christina Performing Live On Radio

Thursday 14th September 2017

Facsimile Live Radio Show September - The Rocking Man 

Anna-Christina will be playing a special live acoustic set at the K2K Radio studio and talking about Lilygun's new album Strength & Grace.

Tune into http://ktokradio.com/ to hear the live performance and interview with Anna-Christina.

Massive thank you to Ays Kura ♥

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/170644423511720

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Word On The Street

Word on the street is that Lilygun's new album Strength & Grace Rocks! \m/

Inside Music Video

We were delighted when Belgium's Rock Your Underground made Inside their 'Video of the Week'. Hugues Bernard also interviewed Anna-Christina about Lilygun's new album, influences and her best live memory which you can read here: Rock Your Underground.

Anna-Christina from Lilygun - Inside Music Video shoot

Album Reviews

Reviews for our new album so far have been fantastic! In particular a detailed track by track review by Graham Letchford. You can check them out here: www.lilygun.com/reviews.

Lilygun also have a page feature on Black Phoenix Rising Metal Forum: blackphoenixrising/lilygun

Anna-Christina from Lilygun - Strength & Grace album cover

Free Song

Want a free download? Sign up to Lilygun's mailing list and get a free song here - www.lilygun.com

Anna-Christina from Lilygun - What Goes Around solo acoustic song promo

This song is taken from Anna-Christina's solo acoustic EP. What Goes Around is on our new album Strength & Grace, in its heavy rock version. We thought it would be cool for you to hear the original recording of the song before the album single version comes out!



Monday, 31 July 2017


Within six days of its release, Lilygun's second album Strength & Grace sold out.

Lilygun - Strength & Grace album sold out

We knew there were people out there who had been waiting for this album. We knew that the response to our Inside music video had been amazing. But we didn't know, copies of this album would be gone by Saturday morning on the week of its release!

Thank you very much to everyone who brought CDs and have already told us how much they've enjoyed listening to our new album. We wanted to make it a Limited edition so you knew you would be getting something special from us. That's also why we didn't mention the secret booklet inside, we wanted to surprise you!

We know some of you are disappointed because you didn't get copies, but you never know... Let's see what happens ;-)

Thank you all for your lovely comments, messages and support. We are truly touched by the love you have all shown us.


Lilygun - Strenght & Grace album 2017

"This album is not metal, a kinda soft rock record with ample crossover appeal that should surely see Lilygun propelled onto mainstream radio big time! 'Inside' is a brooding opener with a helluva catchy chorus with second cut 'Out of Yourself' another slow brooding number. The band can also take it up a notch with cuts like 'What Goes Around', coupled with another catchy chorus. This album is a beautiful effort, encompassing mainly slow atmospheric tracks, but it is well worth checking out." 
Strength & Grace Album Review by Ravenheart Music

Monday, 17 July 2017


It is with great pleasure, I announce, Lilygun's new album is out today! \m/

Lilygun - Strength & Grace album promo

After the success of our debut album, we took our time to enjoy the whole process of creating our second album. 'Strength & Grace' is a collection of songs from twenty demo recordings I had made. Belle and I chose our favourite eight songs (eight being my magic number) and we began to record them with Aaron John, David Ryder Prangley (who both played on Lilygun's first album) and Adie Hardy.

Its been said of Lilygun in the past that we incorporate the three G's - Goth, Glam and Grunge! This has been a pretty good description of us in the past. But this new album seems to have taken on another aspect of sound that we have not had in the past. Although guitars are still a heavy feature in the new songs, we've branched out into a more experimental field in terms of our sound.

We released our first single 'Inside', from this album with a music video. We were overjoyed when fans paid up to £5 for the download! ♥ The Inside music video also proved to be popular and clocked up over a thousand views on Facebook in 24 hours on the day we released it! When I get described as "a Gothic Kate Bush", I know my career as a Rock artist has hit a peak! 💫

And so here it is...

Strength & Grace

Limited edition gatefold CD 
Available exclusively from 

Lilygun - Strength & Grace album cover

Thank you everyone for your continued support over the many turbulent years I have had with Lilygun. It means a great deal to me. I'm so proud I stuck to my guns and didn't let anyone come along and ruin this band. In the end, I feel we earned the respect and street cred I wanted and that's because I absolutely refused to conform to other people's expectations.

I also really have to say a special thank you to the remarkable players on this album, Aaron John, Adie, DRP and Belle my Star for not only contributing their amazing talents to this album but for also being my dear friends, helping, supporting and constantly inspiring me. I'm a good songwriter but it's the players that bring a song to life. The creativity of these four incredibly talented musicians shines all over this album and it would not have been the same without them.

On 17/7/17 go to www.lilygun.com and there, you shall find, the wait is over!


Watch Inside music video on YouTube

"A great number with crossover appeal and a great chorus showcasing Anna-Christina's awesome pop/rock vocal style." 
[Inside Single Review by Ravenheart Music]

"What does a London-based rock bands first music video look like? It’s guaranteed, not many will look like Lilyguns! With the release of their first music video, Lilygun prove to not only be unique in sound but also in vision. ‘Inside’ is the Bass-tastic first single from their forthcoming second album Strength & Grace, due for release later this month. Judging by this song, it’s going to be an album well worth investigating. Lead singer/songwriter Anna-Christina’s raw and powerful performance is captured beautifully in the video, directed by David Ryder Prangley (of Rachel Stamp fame), revealing a dark stylised character reminiscent of a Gothic Kate Bush. The charismatic front-woman has dedicated this video to her brain surgeon Mr Kevin O’Neill, who saved her life. A pretty harrowing yet touching dedication."
[The Rockpit]

Monday, 26 June 2017


Inside Music Video Out Now!

Anna-Christina from Lilygun - Inside Music Video shoot

"I would like to dedicate this video to Mr Kevin O'Neill, my brain surgeon, without whom I would not be here" ~ACx

Directed by David Ryder Prangley
Filmed and Edited by Adie Hardy at Unit 2 Studios, London
Hair & Makeup by Shelly d'Inferno


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Lilygun back in action!

Inside Music Video Shoot 

Anna-Christina from Lilygun - Inside Music Video shoot

Lilygun were back in action last month filming our first official Music Video!

Why has it taken so long for a Lilygun Music Video?
Read about it in Anna-Christina's latest Blog post here:

Lilygun began shooting the video for Inside, the first single from our second album, on Friday 19th May at Unit 2 Studios in London. For those of you who have been following Lilygun for many years, you may get a bit of a shock when you see the AMAZING new image created for Anna-Christina for the video!

The Inside Music Video will be out later this month!



Monday, 29 May 2017

Lilygun On Film

Over the years, people have often asked me why there is no official Lilygun Music Video! I don't do anything because it is expected. I only create things, if or when I see the right purpose for creating something.

In truth, there was a video that was supposed to come out at the same time as Lilygun's debut album. It was a video with compiled live footage from all of the best Lilygun shows in London. Unfortunately the "friend" who was making it for me, ended up completely letting me down and the video never happened. At the time, as you can imagine, I was really pissed off and after that, I didn't bother to even think about making a Music Video!

Since then, I've learned that everything in life that is meant to happen will, and not a moment before the time is right. Today, I can say, I'm so glad that I didn't attempt to make a Lilygun video until now! It's only now, that I feel all the right elements have aligned and the time is right!

We started shooting the video for Inside, the first single from Lilygun's second album, on Friday 19th May.


Ok so I don't want to give too much away about this video because I'd like to surprise you with it, but I will say, it's pretty damn cool! I will say, those of you who have been following Lilygun for many years, may get a bit of a shock when you see the AMAZING new image created for me by the super talented Shelly d'Inferno, who did both my hair and make-up! And I will say, this video, is so worth the long time you have waited to see Lilygun on film!
I won't say anymore...



Monday, 8 May 2017

New Website Launched!

We're very pleased to announce the launch of the new Lilygun Website today! Not only do we have a classy new look, but our History and Gallery pages have also been updated. Have a look here:


On Radio

Our latest single Inside has been featured on a number of radio shows over the last few months. Listen to a repeat of the Wicked Spins Radio show here: www.mixcloud.com/mikepougounas

Back In The News

In the build up to our second album release, we also found ourselves back in the news which was great! Big thanks to The Rockpit -  www.therockpit.net/2017/underground-rock-news and Roomthirteen - www.roomthirteen.com/Lilygun_Return for adding us to their News Feed.

This month there's going to be some Lilygun action but we won't spoil the surprise just yet! In the meantime, check out Inside below and let us know what you think of our new sound!



Thursday, 16 March 2017

Lilygun broadcast on radio in UK / USA & Canada!

MASSIVE thank you to Mike Pougounas for featuring Inside on three of his radio shows this month!
Listen out for Lilygun on:

Tuesday 21st March
KOWS 107.3 FM
10pm-12 (CA-USA)
Tune into: The Blackout Radio Show
Thursday 23rd March
Wicked Spins Radio
7-9pm (UK)
Tune in here: http://wickedspinsradio.org/wsr2012/
Tuesday 28th March
Fasching Web Radio
12-2pm (Quebec - Canada
Click here: http://www.faschingwebradio.com/

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Air Waves

Lilygun's latest single release Inside continues to be featured on various radio shows throughout this month. Here are some shows to check out:

The Dark Heart of Camden
Catch the repeat of Dave Renegade's show featuring Lilygun here: https://www.mixcloud.com/daverenogade/dark-heart-of-camden-2512017/

Thirteen 13
Inside made the February Playlist on 13!
Tune in here: https://www.mixcloud.com/NightbreedRadio/thirteen13-february-2017/

Cave Radio
DJ Lance Graham is so impressed with Inside, he's going play it as his outro song for every show he presents on Cave Radio. How cool is that!
Tune into Cave Radio here: http://www.crbradio.com/ on Wednesdays at 5-7pm (EST).

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Lilygun Back On Radio!

This month Lilygun are back on the air waves on a couple of radio shows. Listen out for our first single Inside from new our album on:

Wednesday 25th January
The Lance Graham Show
5-7pm (EST)
Tune into Cave Radio

Wednesday 25th January
The 'Dark Heart of Camden'
9pm - Midnight UK time (GMT)
Tune into TBFM Online for Dave Renegade's show.

Thursday 26th January
The Real Rock Show
7-9pm (GMT)
Tune into Real Rock Show for two hours of freshest beats 'n' jams plus Lilygun,

More Radio Play to come...

Monday, 16 January 2017

Coming in 2017...

2017 looks set to be a BIG year! Here are some things to look forward to...

The Women Economic Forum 2017

I have been invited to be a Speaker on a panel at the Women Economic Forum 2017!

About Women Economic Forum (WEF)
Women Economic Forum is part of the All Ladies League (ALL), the largest international network of women from across the world and the only global women’s chamber connecting women of inspiration from ALL countries and cultures.

With 40,000 members in over 150 countries (and growing), ALL is like an “Internet of Women,” with a unique all-inclusive ethos of celebrating diversity. ALL is the only chamber in the world to offer completely free membership to women. The only eligibility is to bring positivity and uphold a culture of helpfulness. They believe that through more engaged, vibrant and supported women’s leadership, humanity can regain its lost vision, balance and purpose. They are a spring-board to success for all women and help their businesses to grow beyond borders and boundaries.

I will be speaking on Day 2, Wednesday 1st February at 3:15pm.

Lilygun's Second Album

We are currently preparing to release our second album! The new album is made up of eight epic songs that will dazzle you! Here's a taste of what's to come: https://lilygun.bandcamp.com/track/inside

Keep your eyes on Lilygun's website and Facebook page for updates!