Boris Johnson, Brexit, corona: Since the London formation Real Lies released their acclaimed first album in 2015, the United Kingdom has completely changed. These were also turbulent times for the group itself: the trio became a duo, the men saw a major label deal pass them by at the last minute and their first tour in five years was forced to be canceled in March 2020.
So it makes sense that Kev Kharas and Patrick King needed some time to reinvent Real Lies. Thankfully, Lad Ash will announce the record they already have in 2019, will finally see the light of day soon. The handful of singles that the pair have recently released betray a new sound. Seven years ago, Real Lies was mainly a guitar band that flirted with genres such as drum ‘n bass, acid house and techno, now the guitars have faded into the background and the electronic influences are given free rein.