LISTEN: Evans The Death – Telling Lies



GIITTV favourites London female fronted inde-punk-pop gems, Evans the Death have released the first single from the album, “Telling Lies”, on 27 February stream it below. It further adds to the band’s growing reputation built upon by their previous singles ‘Threads’ and ‘I’m So Unclean’ and a string of storming live shows. ‘Telling Lies’ is another win with us, bursting with Katherine’s soaring yet bittersweet vocals, that illuminate her kitchen sink lyrics dappled with liberally dropped pop culture references given a backdrop by smart new wave rhythms. We have a interview with the band to follow shortly!

Guitarist Dan Moss describes the song like this:

“’Telling Lies’ is about having such an inflated sense of self-importance that you relish deceiving others about things that make no difference whatsoever to their lives. I wrote it after a friend told me that he had eaten cereal for breakfast that morning, but later found the remnants of toast and scrambled eggs in his room and brought him up on it which lead to the admission that he was lying all along. I found this bizarre but then realised that I did it all the time too.”

“The B-side is the original version of ‘Morning Voice’, which is on our album in a completely different incarnation. We took a long time to arrive at the sound we have now; when we first started out we were a folksy acoustic duo and this I think is the best example of that.”

Named after the undertaker in Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, Evans the Death comprise of Dan Moss (guitar, vocals), Katherine Whitaker (vocals, keys), Olly Moss (guitar), Rob Mitson (drums), and newest member Lan McCardle (bass) – original guitarist Matt Gill having left the band following the completion of the album.
London Live Dates:
6 March – Power Lunches
31 March – The Drop (w/This Many Boyfriends)
4 April – Barfly
11 May – Old Blue Last
5 June – White Heat, Madame Jojo’s
(lots more tba!)

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