Real Lies have announced a brand new album, ‘Lad Ash’.
Set for release on 22nd April via Unreal, there will be an album release party at London’s Pickle Factory on 28th April. The news arrives alongside their new single ‘An Oral History Of My First Kiss’, too.
Speaking about the track, singer and lyricist Kevin Lee Kharas says: “Writing Lad Ash, which is in large part about the downsides of turning every Friday night into the Big Bang, I wanted to figure out why I behave in this way, and at what point my coordinates were set. I traced it back to the family wedding discos I’d go to as a shy, lanky 8-year-old, and the other world I glimpsed in the faces, voices and terrible dance moves of pissed-up second cousins and other strangers who were apparently related to me. I spent my teenage years trying to gain access to this secret world by any means necessary and finally succeeded one evening with a girl I’d met in town a couple of weeks before. I came of age in the space of a kiss. Then had my heart ripped out two days later, wet-look hair gel stinging my eyes as it washed out in the rain.
“Oral History is a song about girls with Saturday jobs and boys with nothing to do finding magic in each other, in boring places with boring people who have cruel and stupid ideas about anything or anyone who’s different. The video [directed by Bing] is meant to reflect that sense of being young and stuck somewhere, waiting for something to happen.”
Check it out below, and catch the band live at the following:
01 YES, Manchester
23 Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam
28 The Pickle Factory, London
30 Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow