A band that only burst onto the scene a couple of years ago, Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison are definitely one of the most explosive up-and-coming bands. After releasing the Sign of the Times EP in April of last year, we didn’t hear very much else from the four-piece until the beginning of November, in which they released their new single, Better Than This.
Described by the band as “an anthem for the generation unheard and uncatered for by the organisations of power,” Better Than This is a powerful single that encapsulates the political unrest of the youth and shouts out about the movement for equality.
Dirty guitar riffs and aggressive vocals come together to create the perfect anthemic rock song. The track is accompanied by a music video, featuring the boys rocking out a derelict room; clips of protests have been inputted, and the last minute of the video is dedicated to crucial messages from the band to their viewers. It’s one hell of a way to say “f*ck the authorities and fight for your rights,” and I love it.
I feel like I’m a bit late to the party, only discovering this lot now! The band has received a crazy amount of support from Huw Stevens, Radio X, and BBC Introducing over the last year. I’m obsessed with the energy these boys bring, and I’m hoping 2021 is as exciting as anticipated for this powerhouse of a band.
Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/track/0gkhach0sDMBzKKz3K2uZw