September 2012 marked the completion of a debut album that had been several years in the making. Having come together as young teenagers in London, England the boys quickly began to write songs and spent a large part of their formative years balancing their aspirations for the band with the task of completing their education. After self-releasing a 4-track E.P back in 2010, the guys sat down to consider their options moving forward. ’We had collectively always wanted to write and record the biggest sounding album we possibly could’ says singer Charlie, ’it was becoming too difficult to juggle the responsibilities of university and jobs with the full time nature of a working rock band’. During the spring of 2011 after an initial visit to California, they decided it would be in the best interest of the band to drop out of university, quit their jobs back home and take a chance on the other side of the pond. Fast forward to 2013 and the bands ambitious risk is beginning to pay off. With a debut album completed (Caroline/Capitol Music Group release) – production duties going to Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crue) and John Fields (Andrew WK, Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World) Charming Liars have already released a taster of the fruits of their labour in the no-nonsense rocker ’Break Away’ which has wetted the appetites of CL newcomers famished for more tunes. With the first official music video wrapped for lead single “New Disorder” and an introductory EP showcasing 2 more tracks alongside the official debut and “Break Away”, Charming Liars are preparing themselves for their first ever North American run. They will be embarking this August on this summer’s Rockstar Uproar festival tour alongside some of rock’s biggest legends and heavyweights including Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction and Coheed & Cambria. Having already made a mark in the Los Angeles area with shows on the infamous Sunset Strip at venues like the Viper Room, Roxy, Whiskey a go-go and Troubadour amongst others, it’s obvious that there is a powerful resurging demand for quality guitar music and Charming Liars look set to deliver
I just discovered this band and am really enjoying their music. Check them out for yourself here is the video for “New Disorder” :
it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!