Charming Liars – Charlie Cosser (Vocals), Karnig Manoukian (Guitar) & Mike Kruger
(Bass) – have quite a story to tell.
September 2012 marked the completion of a debut album that had been several years in the making. Having come together in London, in 2005 the boys quickly began to write songs and spent a large part of their youth balancing their aspirations for the band with the task of completing their education. After self-releasing a 4-track E.P back in 2010 the band sat down to consider their options moving forward. ‘We had collectively always wanted to write and record the biggest sounding album we possibly could’ says Charlie, ‘it was becoming too difficult to juggle the responsibilities of university and jobs with the full time nature of a working rock band’.
During the spring of 2011 after an initial visit to California, they guys decided it would be in the best interest of the band to drop out of university, quit their jobs back home and take a chance on the other side of the pond.
Fast forward to 2013 and the bands ambitious risk is beginning to pay off. With a debut album completed – production duties eventually falling to Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crue) and John Fields (Andrew WK, Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World) – Charming Liars release a taster of the fruits of their labour in the no-nonsense rocker ‘Break Away’.
Having already made their mark on the infamous Sunset Strip with buzzing shows at the Viper Room and Whiskey a go-go amongst others, it’s obvious that there is still a great demand for quality guitar music and whilst rock as a genre has not been at the forefront of the mainstream in recent years, Charming Liars look set to be a key player in its return.