Barrow-in-Furness based punks The Liars Club have shared the video for their new single Tutankhamun. The song is a sideways look at the widespread tyranny that exists within human power structures. The single is the second to be taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Of Self,’ which will be released on June 18, 2021 via Neoprima Music.
Commenting on the themes behind the track, the band said: “Tutankhamun is a brutal look at ruthless leaders on a broad spectrum. It takes ideologies and tyrannical occurrences to a face-value and over-exaggerated stand point, labelling them as they are and not what they seem to be. Stopping at nothing, the protagonist in the lyrics will do anything to make himself more powerful, ruling ‘I’ll kill your husband if it means that you’ll abide’. It’s a clear over-exaggeration, with a hint of an almost numbing feeling towards the consequences of his actions.”
The single comes accompanied with a chaotic live video that gives a thrilling insight into what a live show from The Liars Club might look and feel like when venue doors are once again thrown open.
“The video is compiled from footage of our last hometown gig at Barrow Underground Music Society (affectionately known as BUMS),” say the band. “All the footage was taken by a fan in the audience and edited by film maker Reco Real.” Watch the live video clip via YouTube below.
It’s a typical example of The Liars Club’s high energy live performances which often see their vocalist, Noah Johnson, take his intense energy into the mosh pit to engage with the audience.
“It always stirs a great response where the audience becomes totally connected with the band,” they say. “Noah’s random ventures off stage can happen at any time and create a great sense of euphoria within the crowd. This can cause a shock when, on rare occasions, first timers to a ‘Liars’ gig experience Noah’s crowd visit on the very first song…”
The band’s forthcoming second EP ‘Of Self’ is the follow-up to their much-hyped 2018 debut EP ‘Dormant,’ with recently-released lead single 8 Tonne picking up a flurry of early support from GIGWISE, Vive Le Rock, Under The Radar, Maximum Volume, and The Punk Site.
The Liars Club live dates
24.06.21 – Ulverston – The Sun, Basement
02.07.21 – Manchester – The Castle
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Returning to Wolverhampton’s Magic Garden Studios in February 2020, the band reunited with ‘Dormant’ producer Gavin Monaghan (The Blinders, Goldblade) intent on channeling the fury of their fast-becoming-legendary mosh pits at Barrow’s Underground Music Society (more affectionately known as B.U.M.S), with the band riding a wave of support from Huw Stephens (BBC R1) and Tom Robinson (BBC 6music), and spending several weeks on the Amazing Radio A List.
“Because the studio was familiar our chemistry was even stronger,” says Johnson. “It’s the sound of us having a good time, letting go and escaping our normality.”
Stoking the fires of creativity from the band’s den above their local high street record shop, TNT Records, Johnson (Vox), Daniel Milmine (Guitar), Frank Kendall (Bass) and Matt Southwell (Drums) pull positivity from the bleakest corners of the UK. “Barrow made us, so we don’t hate it; we deal with it,” says Johnson. “We’re just four working class lads making an honest living in ‘the man’ industries which fund many lives in our town, but as soon as we’re on stage we become what we want to be…we’re accomplishing our dreams.”
Hot on the heels of fellow noise punk bands like Viagra Boys, Squid, Black Midi, TV Priest, Chubby and The Gang and Daughters, and as combustible as 1970s punk-rock heroes The Ruts, their merciless swathes of new age punk is nothing if not brutally honest.
Fuelled by the calibration of each member’s genre-spanning influences the band equally share the restlessness of Noah’s love for jazz and soul as the bounce of Dan’s appreciation for hip-hop and rock. “We’ve built our music tastes by just enjoying what we like and appreciating those we may not. There’s no limit, no stopping point; new music comes out all the time and lies waiting for someone to dig it.”
Whether targeting austerity, physical and mental abuse in relationships, or “the never-ending repetition of culturalism in modern day society,” their material to date demonstrates a band wholly aware of humanity’s ignorance to the things it doesn’t wish to hear about, whilst simultaneously recognising its existence and having a whole lot of fun in the process.
“We like music to make you feel something. We not only want the lyrics to open your eyes, but we want the music to bring out the fire in your soul,” they say. “