|Charming Liars is:
Kiliyan Maguire - Vocals
Karnig Manoukian - Guitar, Production
Mike Kruger - Bass
With the release of sultry new single "Something Dark" through Chartmaker Inc/TAC, Los Angeles alternative band Charming Liars are continuing their growth and expanding their reach across the US and beyond. The song has been added to Spotify's New Noise Playlist out of the box and is making early inroads at Alternative Radio. After a recent two-month stint of sold-out shows with Dorothy, a fall tour with Welshly Arms and Glorious Sons will continue the band's break-out year in 2018 (dates below).
Frontman Kiliyan Maguire says: At its core, “Something Dark” depicts the painful aftermath brought on by years of unchecked power and how trust in the wrong hands can betray even the ultimate innocence. In this song we find an unnamed darkness with a row of eyes staring blindly into it. We find also find our survivor. These lyrics serve as a reminder that vigilance and awareness are just words and mean nothing without action. This was the final song written for our upcoming album “Thought Flesh and Bone” that we will be releasing in late January 2019".
The band's evolution began in London's West End when Karnig and Mike were still in their teens. They started writing and playing together in a series of bands and honed their musicianship with several tours up and down the U.K. In 2013 they decided to make the move to Los Angeles, in part spurred on by an encouraging social media message from songwriter and producer John Feldmann (Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T's, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182) – who told them to look him up for a songwriting session if they were ever in town. They connected with Kiliyan through a mutual friend while he was attending The Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Through initial conversations that lead to songwriting and then recording sessions – the 3 realized that they had an organic musical chemistry that would lead to interesting possibilities. The current line-up was solidified.
Having released a couple EP's since their arrival in the states, 2016 saw the release of their single "Soul" which reached number #40 on the Alternative Radio Charts and who's video has over 600,000 views on Youtube. They have been endorsed by no less an icon than Sir Elton John, who has played the band's music on his Apple Music "Rocket Hour" show. A cover of Sir Elton's "I'm Still Standing" was released in the spring of 2017 in conjunction with the Grammy organization's MusiCares arm. The band continued to make inroads @ Alternative radio in the fall of 2017 with "Insomnia" and the spring of 2018 with "Like A Drug". The band plans to release their new "Thought Flesh and Bone" album in January 2019.
They have built a following with constant touring, and have played across the entire U.S. as well as South America, Mexico, the U.K. and Brazil. Their touring resume includes the Uproar tour, as well as opening for Night Riots, Kings of Leon, Weezer, and Jack White.
Charming Liars – Upcoming Tour Dates
Date/Date Venue City Notes
Mon 9/24 – Delmar Hall St. Louis, MO w/ Glorious Sons
Tue 9/25 Record Bar Kansas City, MO w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Wed 9/26 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Thu 9/27 Chop Shop Chicago, IL w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Fri 9/28 Saint Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI w/Welshly Arms, Glorius Sons
Fri 9/29 **Day Off
Sun 9/30 The Hi FI Indianapolis, IN w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Tue 10/2 Velvet Underground Toronto, ON w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Wed 10/3 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Thu 10/4 Music Hall Brooklyn, NY w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Sat 10/6 The Foundry Philadelphia, PA w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Sun 10/7 Union Stage Washington, DC w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Tue 10/9 Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Wed 10/10 Exit/In Nashville, TN w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Fri 10/12 Vinyl ATL Atlanta, GA w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Sat 10/13 The Parish New Orleans, LA w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Sun 10/14 House Of Blues Houston, TX w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Tues 10/16 Antones Austin, TX w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Wed 10/17 House Of Blues Dallas, TX w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Fri 10/19 Club Congress Tucson, AZ w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Sat 10/20 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, Ca w/ Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Tue 10/23 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA w/Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Wed 10/24 The Independent San Francisco, CA w/Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Fri 10/26 Harlows Nightclub Sacramento, CA w/Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Sat 10/27 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR w/Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
Sun 10/28 The Crocodile Seattle, WA w/Welshly Arms, Glorious Sons
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