Charming Liars release new single “Something Dark” and launch US Tour with Welshly Arms

Charming Liars Something Dark single cover
With the release of sultry new single “Something Dark” through Chartmaker Inc/TAC, Los Angeles alternative band Charming Liars are continuing their growth and expanding their reach across the US and beyond.

The song has been added to Spotify's New Noise Playlist out of the box and is making early inroads at Alternative Radio. After a recent two-month stint of sold-out shows with Dorothy, a fall tour with Welshly Arms and Glorious Sons will continue the band's break-out year in 2018 (dates below).

Listen to “Something Dark” below and stream it here.

Frontman Kiliyan Maguire says: “At its core, "Something Dark" depicts the painful aftermath brought on by years of unchecked power and how trust in the wrong hands can betray even the ultimate innocence. In this song we find an unnamed darkness with a row of eyes staring blindly into it. We find also find our survivor. These lyrics serve as a reminder that vigilance and awareness are just words and mean nothing without action. This was the final song written for our upcoming album “Thought Flesh and Bone” that we will be releasing in late January 2019”.

The band's evolution began in London's West End when Karnig and Mike were still in their teens. They started writing and playing together in a series of bands and honed their musicianship with several tours up and down the U.K. In 2013 they decided to make the move to Los Angeles, in part spurred on by an encouraging social media message from songwriter and producer John Feldmann (Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T's, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182) – who told them to look him up for a songwriting session if they were ever in town. They connected with Kiliyan through a mutual friend while he was attending The Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Through initial conversations that lead to songwriting and then recording sessions – the 3 realized that they had an organic musical chemistry that would lead to interesting possibilities. The current line-up was solidified.

Having released a couple EP's since their arrival in the states, 2016 saw the release of their single “Soul”, which reached number #40 on the Alternative Radio Charts and who's video has over 600,000 views on Youtube. A cover of Sir Elton's “I'm Still Standing” was released in the spring of 2017 in conjunction with the Grammy organization's MusiCares arm. The band continued to make inroads @ Alternative radio in the fall of 2017 with “Insomnia”, which is still getting residual play at the format.

They have built a following with constant touring, and have played across the entire U.S. as well as South America, Mexico, the U.K. and Brazil. Their touring resume includes the Uproar tour, as well as opening for Night Riots, Kings of Leon, Weezer, and Jack White.

US Tour Dates 2018:
Mon 9/24 – Delmar Hall  St. Louis, MO (w/ Glorious Sons only)
Tue 9/25 – Record Bar  Kansas City, MO
Wed 9/26 – 7th Street Entry  Minneapolis, MN
Thu 9/27 – Chop Shop  Chicago, I
Fri 9/28 – Saint Andrew’s Hall  Detroit, MI
Sun 9/30 – The Hi FI  Indianapolis, IN
Tue 10/2 – Higher Ground  Burlington, VT
Wed 10/3 – Brighton Music Hall  Boston, MA
Thu 10/4 – Music Hall  Brooklyn, NY
Sat 10/6 – The Foundry  Philadelphia, PA
Sun 10/7 – Union Stage  Washington, DC
Tue 10/9 – Visulite Theatre  Charlotte, NC
Wed 10/10 – Exit/In  Nashville, TN
Fri 10/12 – Vinyl ATL  Atlanta, GA
Sat 10/13 – The Parish  New Orleans, LA
Sun 10/14 – House Of Blues  Houston, TX
Tues 10/16 – Antones  Austin, TX
Wed 10/17 – House Of Blues  Dallas, TX
Fri 10/19 – Club Congress  Tucson, AZ
Sat 10/20 – Belly Up Tavern  Solana Beach, CA
Tue 10/23 – Troubadour  West Hollywood, CA
Wed 10/24 – The Independent  San Francisco, CA
Fri 10/26 –  Harlows Nightclub  Sacramento, CA
Sat 10/27 – Mississippi Studios  Portland, OR
Sun 10/28 – The Crocodile  eattle, WA