TWO’S A CROWD
Idle Lies are an addictive indie rock mixed with ska and pop band. They are building their name in their native Liverpool music scene and beyond with their creative sound.
Formed in 2019 and influenced by The Smiths, The Specials, Arctic Monkeys and many others, they’ve achieved early success with their first few singles; attaining over 20,000 streams from all across the world.
Alongside this they’ve experienced exposure through BBC Introducing, and Amazing Radio and have performed in prestigious venues like the Arts Club and Cavern Club in Liverpool, where they won an audience-voted Battle of the Bands competition.
Idles Lies recently released their latest single entitled ‘Two’s a Crowd’
Two’s A Crowd is the first single for the band since they were joined by new vocalist, Ross Neville-Jackson and builds on the success of their previous songs as a four piece. Sam Leonard (guitarist) wrote the song in its entirety during the first lockdown and the band managed to learn and rehearse the track entirely over zoom meetings!
The five piece from Liverpool also include Lucas Pidgen (drums), Joe Green (bass) and Shantanu Kindu (vocals & rhythm guitar).
‘Two’s a Crowd‘ is dominated by heavy, repetitive, twanging guitars riffs, from the outset giving the track a wistful and thoughtful vibe. A more twinkling sound then reverberates in the background lifting the mood and the lyrics and vocals add another layered dimension making it a very striking song. Although it feels played down compared to other more upbeat tracks, it still completely hooks you and draws you in.
The track was recorded by Sam Pierpoint at Soundback Studios in Liverpool and was mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry).
Idle Lies have received support for this track from the likes of BBC introducing and Amazing Radio.
The track was also premiered on BBC Radio Wales by Adam Thomas Walton who declared it “guitar driven indie rock, full of charisma from a band with stories to tell, not just spaces to fill”.
Idles Lies have received a variety of comparisons to other artists, including Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sam Fender, The Lathums, Dire Straits, Thin Lizzy. Their passion for so many styles of music and drive for creativity means they are constantly developing their sound in new and exciting ways.
Listen to Two’s A Crowd here now.
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Words by The Songbird HQ