Music News — May 26, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Introducing: CHARMING LIARS! New EP ‘We Won’t Give Up’ out 06/06/2014

CHARMING LIARS is a British/American rock band, based in Los Angeles, California. Originally founded by lead vocalist Charlie Cosser, guitaristKarnig Manoukian and bassist Mike Kruger in London, England. As teens growing up in London, England, the trio of talented musicians and songwriters that make up the core of this dynamic new rock band were shaken to their young souls by the crunching guitar riffs and memorable melodies that came out of the hard rock capital of the world, namely, Los Angeles. The impact on these impressionable music lovers was so powerful that they took the profoundly bold step of pulling up stakes, waving goodbye to the security of friends, family and a university education to follow their dream of becoming the next big thing by moving to Los Angeles the epicentre of American rock and roll for more than 45 years.

For the Londoners that are now the nucleus of CHARMING LIARS, the move has paid dividends in ways even the most prescient or optimistic person could have imagined. The band landed a recording contract, earned a chance to work alongside two of the most influential producers of the past quarter century – John Fields and Canada’s Bob Rock, and more recently, a slot on the Fourth-Annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour, playing alongside some of the biggest alternative rock acts on the planet. In October 2013, CHARMING LIARS released a four- song EP called ‘New Disorder’. ‘New Disorder’ is filled with sweeping melodies, textured layers of guitars, complimented by singer Charlie Cosser’sfervent waiting vocals.

The powerhouse singer, whose voice reminds many listeners of Our Lady Peace’s Raine Maida and Billy Talent’s Ben Kowalewicz, said it was critical to the band’s career trajectory to be immersed in the centre of the music community that inspired them to actually want to pick up instruments and become rock musicians in the first place. The band is fully aware of the significance LA and particularly the famed Sunset Striphas had in rock history.

The band played showcase gigs at The Viper Room, The Roxy, The Troubadour and the Whiskey A Go Go, carving a reputation as a band on the ascent in the highly competitive LA music scene. Fields, saw this raw potential and was the first LA music gurus to encourage the band to at least try their hand at setting up shop in southern California. “He responded to some of the demos we sent from England and said he was into what we were doing and said he would meet us if we could get to LA We went over for five days and built a relationship with him where we would send him demos and he would give us feedback. And then once we started the album he worked on three or four of the tracks with us as well. It was a great experience”.  Bob Rock’s name initially came up in a casual conversation but the band decided to approach the legendary Canadian producer knowing that the worst he could say was no. Rock said yes and eventually produced the majority of the songs on the CHARMING LIARS forthcoming album.

‘’The Desperation’’ (Official Lyric Video):

“It was truly a rewarding experience collaborating with someone who has built a reputation for excellence working with the likes of Metallica, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams’’, continues Cosser. “We are a bunch of young guys from England and it’s been our dream to work with someone of that pedigree. We had so much faith in his choices because he’s got the track record to back it up. He was tough and wanted the best from us, but he was also very kind and very patient. I think he approached this album as a chance to mentor us as well. It was such an amazing experience being in the studio with him.”

Being part of the Uproar Festival this past summer had the CHARMING LIARS rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Alice In Chains, and Duff McKagan’s (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) new project, Walking Papers. It afforded Charming Liars, which now included second guitarist Nick Krein and drummer Zack Riel, a chance for a first-hand real time master class in the music business. “Those months on the road were a huge learning curve. We watched how they prepared every day. It was amazing to see that level of professionalism and dedication to the craft that these massive bands would do each and every day. We watched everything from how their crew worked, how they set up, how they interacted with fans – everything. We seriously got schooled”.

Charming Liars entered 2014 with a reputation as one of the most exciting live rock bands to emerge in recent years. Hitting the ground running with a sell-out show at the world famous Troubadour in Hollywood followed by a sell-out support tour in the UK and Ireland CHARMING LIARSnow gear up to release their second E.P entitled ‘We Won’t Give Up’ this spring. The ‘We Won’t Give Up’ E.P features the anthemic smash ‘The Desperation’ which has become a fan favourite at live shows with its grooving rhythm and uber catchy refrain. With a summer of touring ahead of the band it’s only a matter of time before the infectious and energetic 5-piece becomes one of the hottest tickets in town.

  • New EP: ‘We Won’t Give Up’ out digitally 6th June 2014 via Unbreakable Recordings.
  • New Single: ‘’The Desperation’’ hitting the airwaves shortly.

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