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  • Writer's pictureNikki Smash



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After a series of independent single and EP releases, west coast based raucous rockers LOWLIVES have announced their signing to Spinefarm Music. In celebration of the news, the band have released new single and video for 'Liar'. Stream 'Liar' here.

On the announcement of the Spinefarm signing, drummer Luke Johnson comments: "We started this band with almost zero expectations. We just wanted to write music. At that point we weren’t even sure if this band would play live. Since then it’s been a complete 180. A hard path of pulling favours, 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.” On the new single, guitarist and vocalist Lee Downer comments: "I wrote 'Liar' right in the middle of the first Covid lockdown. 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 okay 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. 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 themselves in Europe with no shows to play after the headliners were forced to cancel last minute. Immediately getting on the phone and calling in favours from contacts they’d built in their respective former bands, the determined four-piece managed to book themselves two weeks’ 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, PLAGUEVENDOR 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.

Band Members:

Lee Downer - Vocals/Guitar

Jaxon Moore - Guitar

Steve Lucarelli - Bass

Luke Johnson - Drums

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