Los Angeles, CA – July 16, 2021 – Following an already busy year, alternative band Charming Liars is kicking things up another notch with their new single “Afterglow
.” Additionally, the band has announced their new EP Sequence 2: The After, out this August. Fans can look forward to more new music soon – stay tuned at www.charmingliars.com
“Most of our songs are autobiographical in nature and our new song ‘Afterglow’ is no different,” shares vocalist Kiliyan Maguire. “Earlier this year I had a very close family member pass away from a terminal illness. It was difficult helping them through the process of passing on and going through that process left me with lots of questions.”
He continues: “This song wasn’t written as an answer to those questions but rather a safe place for me to unload what I was feeling. In a way writing this song was how I grieved and I’ll forever be grateful to this piece of music for that. In the end I hope that although this song offers no answers to humanity’s ultimate question, ‘Where do we go after?’ I do hope it can bring comfort to anyone out there who has lost someone as well as be a reminder that they aren’t alone in what they’re going through.”
Charming Liars recently announced that they will be touring this December with English rock band The Hunna. The tour kicks off December 3rd in San Francisco, and includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, and more. A full list of dates can be found below, and tickets are available now at www.charmingliars.com/tour
About Charming Liars:
Charming Liars evolution began in London’s West End when guitarist Karnig Manoukian and bassist Mike Kruger were still in their teens. Both came from homes with wide ranging and eclectic musical tastes, and that early exposure informed their approach to making music.
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.
The two connected with vocalist Kiliyan Maguire 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.
2019 proved to be a breakout year for the band, who released their debut album, Thought, Flesh and Bone, a follow-up acoustic EP, Bare Bones, and closed the year with a live collection titled Live 2019. They also headlined shows on the West Coast, toured Europe with The Faim, and crossed the US as direct support for Angels & Airwaves. Most recently Charming Liars returned to Europe with Palaye Royale.
Over the last couple months Charming Liars has released their “Live Sounds of 2020” series, which kicked off in December 2020, and includes performances of “In The Reflection Of Blood
,” “Golden State
,” and most recently their cover of Post Malone’s “Circles
.” The videos were filmed late last year in a warehouse in LA – the first time the band was able to perform together since the start of the pandemic.