Based in Bath/Bristol, The Precious Lies are a 5-piece that compose nuanced, rock-based songs that possess a pop sensibility with natural references to the raw energy of the Pixies, the soaring vocals of Paramore & the infectious grooves of Jamiroquai.
To Our Debut Single
Back in March we released our debut single 'Misconception'.
Read below how it came about:
Tracked live in Bert Jansch Studio, Frome (Paul McCartney, Tom Jones), ‘Misconception’ pairs commanding female vocals and elegant keys with the distortion and dynamics of a 90s grunge band.
A vast range of musical influences meld together within a tight 4-minute runtime to form a heavy yet emotive alternative rock track. Opening with reverberated keys and a restraint vocal delivery, ‘Misconception’ begins by coaxing the listener into an intimate, laidback mood with its ‘Modern-Soul’ style that permeates the track.
However, this sonic aesthetic is interrupted as soon as it began with the immediate arrival of distorted bass, guitar & punching drums kicking off the song’s first pre-chorus.
Across the rest of the track the band gradually dials up the intensity, flowing between a grooving second verse, synth lines & various percussion until euphorically exploding into a sharply stunted closing chorus.
As the final notes of the song fade-out the listener is left with the warm ebb of guitar feedback & key flourishes, consolidating the band’s varied yet cohesive sound.
A quote from lead singer Molly: “Misconception is essentially a power ballad about my experience of moving on from a relationship. It starts out knowing that my relationship wasn’t meant to be. But as the
narrative progresses, I comprehend the dilemma of them moving on faster than I was ready for”.