Duncan Tyler
Modern rockers Amongst Liars have released a new single and music video tackling the dangers and toxicities of social media with ‘Reign’. The track is the third to be taken from the band’s debut self-titled record, due to be released 8th July.

Watch the video to ‘Reign’ here: https://youtu.be/0B_KNNaVqdU
Stream ‘Reign’ here: https://linktr.ee/amongstliars

On the inspiration behind the latest single, vocalist Ian George explains:

“The message of ‘Reign’ is that too many people get lost in narcissism and social media, building themselves up only to self sabotage and burn it all down. The lyric ‘all these gods and social demons, self promoting instant fame, whilst choking on the smoke they pour’ paved the way for the video and we really wanted to try and recreate a visual of our debut album cover, as we love the powerful and thought-provoking design. We worked with our video director Josh to create a reflective dreamlike story that represents the subconscious of someone who lives and breathes social media, with ranging emotions going from happiness and confidence to the inner demons, anxiety and self-destruction it ultimately creates.”

The artist who created the album’s artwork, Pierre Englebrecht, says:

“The forest is a setting that evokes the feelings of being lost, and clocks amplify the struggle we face with feeling like we have to live in the present, which is in reality is the only moment that matters and that we can control. Fear stops us from enjoying the present.”
Pre-order Amongst Liars here: https://earache.lnk.to/AmongstLiars

The self-titled debut album is produced by David Radahd-Jones (Heaven’s BasementThe Fallen StateThe Cruel KnivesDeath Blooms), and upon its release will be accompanied by a UK tour.

On the new album, the band comment:

“Our self-titled debut album is a commentary on the world we currently live in, tackling issues such as abuse and bullying, war mongering for financial gain, poverty, greed, fake news, unjust and deceitful political misgivings, election fraud, human rights abuses and climate change concerns. But the message of the album is one of positivity and empowerment. There are a lot of inequities in this world, but people can and do get strength and take control, through challenging and standing up to abusers, politicians and general wrong doers.”

Eastbourne/Brighton based Amongst Liars formed in early 2020 and play a unique blend of energetic, modern rock, taking influences from bands and artists such as AudioslaveRoyal BloodRage Against the MachineBring Me The HorizonSlavesJack White, Biffy ClyroShinedownCleopatrick and Queens of the Stoneage. Lyrically the band speak about modern life, tackling issues such as mental health, homelessness, fake news and government failings.

To date they have released six extremely well received singles amassing over 200k Spotify streams, as well as strong video views across all platforms, widespread support and plays from BBC Introducing, Kerrang!, Primordial and countless national and local radio stations. They recently won the prestigious Great Music Stories ‘Band of the Year 2021’, voted for by listeners across the year and they finished 2021 with an eight date UK headline tour.

Amongst Liars are:
Ian George – vocals
Leo Burdett – guitars
Adam Oarton – drums
Ross Towner – bass

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