Amongst Liars is a new band featured ex-members of Saint Apache and Katalina Kicks. I was a big fan of both bands and sad to hear that they were splitting up. It’s fantastic to see these talented musicians joining forces. The first single “Over and Over” is amazing. I’m looking forward to hearing more from them.
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Amongst Liars: Ian George (vocals/guitar), Leo Burdett (guitar/BVs), Ross Towner (bass/BVs), Adam Oarton (drums)
Amongst Liars was born from the ashes of two south coast based bands, Saint Apache (Eastbourne) and Katalina Kicks (Brighton), both successful in their own right, spending years of solid touring and festival appearances, accompanied by excellent press reviews and extensive radio airplay across Kerrang!, BBC Introducing, Planet Rock, Total Rock and many regional and online stations.
Saint Apache, described by Alex Baker of Kerrang! as ‘a band that sound like they’ve grabbed Rage Against The Machine, The Gallows & Queens of the Stone Age. Stuck them all in a cocktail shaker” – and hailed by Classic Rock Magazine as part of ‘the new wave of politically charged rock bands with more a chunky, riffy sensibility….chaotic and rough n’ ready but more impactful for it… hits the kind of raw but catchy nerve that we could see appealing to multiple generations of punk and rock acolytes’, were making a great name for themselves, playing the Isle of Wight Festival and supporting Pitchshifter amongst other up and coming acts. They had just released the ‘Black Days’ EP in February 2019, when their singer left. The band continued writing new songs as a three piece, searching for the right person to join them.
Singer and guitarist Ian George, the last man standing from Katalina Kicks, a London/Brighton based band that had released three albums and toured extensively, supporting bands such as Franz Ferdinand, The Quireboys and the late Bernie Torme, was similarly looking for a new project after the band’s untimely demise in July 2019, which was the mother of all break ups. “My world fell apart in July when KK imploded after eight years of solid graft. We were about to release a new single and EP and were supposed to be touring in the autumn with The Quireboys again when my other longstanding band member suddenly left the UK”, explained Ian. “I was totally destroyed, but determined to carry on – I just didn’t know how. I tried to revive the band, but had just lost the energy to carry it on by myself. I had previously met the Saint Apache guys after playing a show with them in Manchester back in 2018 and loved their sound, so stayed in touch, especially with them being local to me. I was gutted to hear that they had broken up a while back, but a light bulb suddenly went off and I messaged them. Leo got back straight away. We met up and had a long chat about music and life and decided to jam over some KK and SA tracks to see how things went.”
Things went very well and a new band was formed in late September 2019, taking songs and elements from both previous bands, plus forming a strong songwriting team, demoing new material and cementing it all as Amongst Liars.
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