Liars emerged from Brooklyn's punk and post-punk scene in the early '00s. It is led by Angus Andrew, who has been the only constant in the band's line-up over the years. The band is known for its constantly evolving sound and stylistic changes. Across its various iterations, Andrew's music has always had a dark streak and an adventurous impulse whether he is inspired by techno, treading that punk/post-punk boundary, or trying out some form of alt rock at the time. He is not averse to writing slow dirges for sure, but strong, pounding rhythms are also a prominent aspect of his music. After a period where Liars had become his solo project, he reformed the band with a new line up for 2021's The Apple Drop. The resulting music has a sturdier foundation and more polish in presentation, which gives their music more accessibility perhaps at the expense of some softening the rougher edges of the band's usual misfit sound.