Kids Love Lies
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Kids Love Lies

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"NME top ten track April 09"

“Firecracker singer Ellen ‘Mad Dog’ Murphy sounds pretty much like Kate Nash would if she gave up the prim-and-proper act and thrashed herself into a full-on Kathleen Hanna hissy-fit” - NME

"Count in my head single review"

“…sprightly new-wave hoo-haa, with a lady vocalist who just can’t sit still for an instant” - Guardian Guide April 09

"Track of the Day"

"vocalist Ellen Murphy dramatically sings over it all with a mix of riot grrrl attitude and a laid-back confidence that pulls the whole thing together. The result is that the explosion of energy on display is tight, impressive and professional" - Times Online

"Kids Love Lies at Radio Ones big weekend"

Fizzy pop-punk, buzzing with riot grrrl attitude. -

"NME daily download"

Yep, tweecore/power pop/pop-punk – whatever you want to call it – is seemingly here to stay across the ages, and this lot encapsulate the best of it, handclaps and all. Blending bits of their precursors (think sanded-down Pretty Girls Make Graves, BYOP, Noisettes with a highly-strung Marina of The Diamonds on vocals) Kids Love Lies are taking care of Bisness. -


January 2008: Kids Love Lies demo

September 2008: Debut single 'Switch Off'

April 2009 Debut 7" single 'Count in My Head on Cherryade records

OCtober 2009 single release Under the Bed on Cherryade

Airplay from Steve Lamacq, Zane Lowe and Huw Stevens on Radio One.
Recently recorded a live session for Radio One.
BBC6 music including Shaun Keaveny, Tom Robinson & Gary Crowley.



"This strop pop palpatation is a sub three minute rush of Pretty Girls Make Graves style post hardcore sweetness.
Firecracker singer Ellen Murphy sounds pretty much like Kate Nash would if she dropped the prim and proper
act and thrashed herself into a full on Kathleen Hanna hissy fit"
NME Top Ten Tracks April 2009

Kids Love Lies are Ellen Murphy (vocals) Leigh Harrison (guitar), Claudia Mansaray (bass guitar), Matty Saywell (guitar) and Raf Singer (drums). They formed in November 2007 after 4 strangers were drawn together by their shared love and passion for music. After endless searching, they found the missing link in pop pixie Ellen. They have built up a reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands of the moment; their passionate live shows bursting with energy and evident chemistry between band members as they jump about the stage.

They released their debut 7" single in April 2009 on Manchester based indie label Cherryade Records, receiving great support from Radio One DJs such as Steve Lamacq, Nick Grimshaw, Zane Lowe and Huw Stevens and receiving rave reviews in the NME, with the Guardian Guide calling them “…sprightly new-wave hoo-haa, with a lady vocalist who just can’t sit still for an instant” and the The Times Online track of the day feature; "Delivering fine power pop that's packed full of clever lyrics and hooks"

KLL were invited to play a spot on the coveted BBC Introducing stage at Radio One’s Big Weekend as well as The Great Escape Festival & the Camden Crawl. They also recorded their first live session at BBC's Maida Vale studios for Huw Steven's show, 'In New Music We Trust' on Radio One.

The stop motion video they created to accompany the single, is made up of over 3000 camera stills and has received over 10,000 hits on youtube. It can now be seen on a huge digital wall as part of the 'Futures' section of the British Music Experience at the O2, sponsered by PRS for music. Watch the video here

The band are all set to release their 2nd single 'Under The Bed' in October; poignant, quirky and charming in equal measure - a whirlwind of a song full of attitude that demands your attention. Brimming with a cacophony of relentless, frenetic guitars, an energetic bassline and crashing percussion, all topped off by Ellen Murphy’s Karen O-esque vocals; the result is an explosion of energy which builds towards the song's climax.

The future is very exciting for Kids Love Lies with plans for another single and first ever EP to be released in early 2010; they will be spending the next few months writing and recording new material as they constantly grow and develop as a band.