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Lowlives Released New Single & Video “Liar”

After a series of independent single and EP releases, West Coast-based rockers LOWLIVES have announced their signing to SPINEFARM MUSIC. Drummer Luke Johnson says, “We started this band with almost zero expectations. We just wanted to write music. At that poin,t we weren’t even sure if this band would play live. Since then, it’s been a complete 180. A hard […]

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After a series of independent single and EP releases, West Coast-based rockers LOWLIVES have announced their signing to SPINEFARM MUSIC.

Drummer Luke Johnson says, “We started this band with almost zero expectations. We just wanted to write music. At that poin,t we weren’t even sure if this band would play live. Since then, it’s been a complete 180. A hard path of pulling favors, blagging shows, putting songs out with very little help, besides a select few who saw the vision. To be here today, with a release partner like Spinefarm. is such an achievement for us. We couldn’t be more excited to work with a world-class team.”

Accompanying the signing announcement is video for the new single “Liar.”

“I wrote ‘Liar’ right in the middle of the first COVID lockdown,” states vocalist/guitarist Lee Downer. “Once the panic had kinda settled down, the song came together in about 10 minutes. Lyrically, it started out about putting on a brave face, pretending that I was OK throughout it when I probably wasn’t… almost convincing myself that everything would be alright. When we worked on the demo, I’d written at Luke’s studio, we wrote the rest of the lyrics, and it became more about being someone you’re not [and] feeling like you don’t fit in to the point of creating a fake world in an attempt to feel more comfortable. You really want to tell the truth, but you’re bought in to the lies so much that they have become your own personal truth.

LOWLIVES released their debut EP Burn Forever before embarking on their first-ever tour. Scheduled to support The Used, the band found itself in Europe with no shows to play after the headliners were forced to cancel last minute. Immediately getting on the phone and calling in favors from contacts they’d built in their respective former bands, the determined four-piece managed to book themselves two week’s’ worth of shows, including a packed out headline appearance at London’s Black Heart, and managed to fit in a live recording session for Daniel P Carter’s Radio One Rockshow at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios.

LOWLIVES returned to Europe that summer for the rescheduled THE USED tour and festival appearances including Reading & Leeds.

Further DIY efforts to tap into their network saw the band hit the road on both sides of the Atlantic with the likes of New Years Day, The Dirty Nil, Plague Vendor, and Saosin, to name a few.

With new material in the pipeline and a powerhouse record label behind them to build on their solid foundations, the world is about to find out just how high LOWLIVES can go.

Source: thoughtswordsaction.com

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