It takes a fair bit of detective work to track down all of John Villagran’s musical exploits. The American grew up in a deeply religious family in Texas. He heard gospel in the living room and listened to Linkin Park and Paramore in his bedroom. Having worn out a long line of Christian metal bands he emerged as the acoustic solo artist Tremor in 2016. That turned into LiL Lotus, the name he used to create first emo rap and then punk pop. ‘ERRØR BØY’ (2021) is an interim summary of his twisting path. “A synthesis of my best attempts and my worst instincts”, he calls it. This energetic collection was recorded with John Feldmann (All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Story of the Year) and features Travis Barker of blink-182 as guest drummer.