Alien Country makes their We Run The Underground debut with their new project “Like My Life Depends On It,” released this past summer. The solo project of Liam Torres, Alien Country experiments with country Americana rock and adds a unique sci-fi twist – the end result is something you most likey have never heard before. The inspiration for Liam ranges all over the map from Chet Baker to Iron Maiden, and you can hear it all in this release. “So Called Friends” sounds very Americana topped with live whistles and a rhythm that will make you want to get up and dance. Liam stretches his vocal ability on “Reality Check” belting out the notes for his audience to eat up. With one listen you can tell Alien Country is a riot to see perform live and most likely provides hours of entertaining music from people of all ages. Liam states, “Above all, my music is fun and my fans say it makes them happy. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters to me.”
Be sure to stream the full album “Like My Life Depends On It” available now on all digital streaming platforms!
Liam Marcus Torres is the founder of Alien Country, a Florida band making lively Modern Country Rock music with a sci-fi twist. Liam formed Alien Country in 2013 and toured Florida. He started with piano at age eight, and electric guitar at thirteen. He idolized Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vivian Campbell, Randy Rhoads, George Lynch, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and other rock, blues, and jazz guitar greats.
Liam prefers the Modern Country Rock genre because it is outstandingly fun to play on the guitar, but like Jazz, it offers a great deal of complexity. What makes Alien Country’s music a bit different is how he used his musical influences. From Iron Maiden to Bruce Springsteen, from the Beatles to U2, Liam brings more musical intricacies to the songs than mainstream country. He even dares to use unorthodox instruments like the ukulele and theremin, all while staying true to the familiar heart and soul of country music.
The Alien Country name comes from multiple sources, especially from his love of all things science fiction. “When you combine country music with how much I like sci-fi, well, the name Alien Country just fits like your favorite pair of jeans,” he says. He believes fun is at the heart of country music and brings that out in each of Alien Country’s songs. He says, “I want my fans to have fun. Even if they’re having a bad day, I hope to put a smile on their faces and get ’em tappin’ their toes,” Liam Marcus is a home-schooling father of six.