Seven Lies

Seven Lies

BandAlternativePop

Seven Lies is a alternative pop/rock band that has been influenced heavily by the 80's and early 90's. The first two singles Letting Go and She's So were picked up by over 50 stations across Canada last year.

Biography

Although fully energized by the successful Soul Decision US Gold and CDN Platinum release, Dave Bowman felt creative tensions had developed during the recording of their second album. Upon completion of the album (spring 2003), Dave announced his departure, choosing to pursue his own musical direction. Dave immediately teamed up with long–time friend and collaborator, Jackson. The two began the writing relationship that would later become much of the creative axis behind the Seven Lies sound.

By the fall of 2003, Seven Lies became fused with the creative influx of local rockers: Murray Atkinson, Graham Pence, and Morgan Littlejohn. Each new addition drew in a cache of influences (Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, Led Zepplin, Oasis, Dj Tiesto) and with them more devoted followers. Forming a following in the underground club and rock scene of Vancouver, Seven Lies truly began to temper their unique electronic rock sound. Seven Lies captures the energy of classic rock without treading the waters of nostalgia and blends it with melodic electronica to recreate an emotional edge reminiscent of New Order. Extensive private rehearsals served to harness the resulting explosion that can best be described as progressive, refreshing, and fully realized.

No one could have predicted the overwhelming support that would lead Seven Lies to set a record attendance and sell out their very first show at The Roxy in Vancouver. Seven Lies continued to win over fans at every local venue that could contain their spontaneous and powerful live show. Locally, they began transcending traditional genre boundaries, even opening for hip-hop acts Rascalz, Swollen Members, and Sweatshop Union proving their wide audience appeal and live show energy. Breaking away from regional rockers, traditionally dominating the Vancouver music scene, Seven Lies quickly found support at Brand X Records.

Spring 2004 they released their first single “Letting Go” to radio, which was well received by over 50 stations. This was followed with the release of “She’s So” in September, which was again widely received across Canada and Northern States, on both College and regional radio. With the album still in the works, Seven Lies followed the positive response of their singles with accompanying videos after winning a Factor grant for “She’s So”.

A video release party thrown to preview “She’s So” also added to local excitement for this band, when an over-capacity crowd of 600 people turned up and struggled to gain access to the event. Media coverage was extensive as fans lined up until closing to view the new Seven Lies video. The band’s popularity continued to grow, but now internationally, via “Yahoo Launch”, other music sites and online based Street Teams. The Seven Lies website traffic continued to accelerate with over 30,000 song downloads, 800,000 visitors and the message board having over 200,000 visitors with over 2000 fan posts. These are some impressive numbers for a band that had not even released an album. Performing in “Hollywood North”, Seven Lies have also won over many famous fans such as The Killers, Ryan Phillipe, K-os, Justin Timberlake, Jason Statham, Tara Reid, Christian Slater, and Kelly Osbourne.

Brand X Records knew it was time to get Seven Lies into the studio and lay down the same emotion and energy that was emerging from their live shows. Brand X brought former Bif Naked drummer, Chris Crippin, into the studio to further enhance the band’s driving beats. Fourteen of a collection of 30 demo tracks were chosen to be recorded for the debut album.

With a clear vision, Seven Lies confidently self-produced their debut album over 8 months, finishing in late August 2005. Now as Brand X Records searches for a distribution partner, Seven Lies prepares for a tour. Their first show has been booked for Sept. 9 in Vancouver at The Roxy and will be followed up with many other dates, TBA.

Lyrics

She’s So

Written By: Jackson

She’s So

I feel the hesitation, need some medication, to take the stains away
All is not forgotten, must have been mistaken, things you said to me

Cause your
So blind
and confined
Now everything reminds you

I try to write, I hold on tight, but it's not there
Your not my life, can't take your lies, it was your affair

You count the cost
It's you that lost
Live with yourself tomorrow

They're not my lies, it's brand new life, it was your affair

Did it for attention, you forgot to mention, all your casualties
What’s your motivation, is it just temptation, well it’s not the same for me

There is no way for you to make me stay
I won’t be there for you
I don’t know what to say
now I know nothing can change you

Sanctuary

Written By: Jackson

Sanctuary

As I sit here watching I adore you
you dance around the room I can say that
I saw the signs
come take a ride with me... to my sanctuary

So hard to fit in others lives today
But living in the moment I can see that
It's in your eyes
It's not that hard to see
The things you want from me

This time come with me
Cause I can see that it's been
Way too long

Forget about yesterday
On your knees it's time to pray
It's been way too long
My sanctuary

With their broken promises they ignore you
Haven't had a pure heart to restore you
I saw the signs
Come take a ride with me... my sanctuary

If you come with me now I'll meet you halfway
We are still together cause I know that
It's in your eyes
It's not that hard to see
The things you want from me

And when inside, you feel
My love, there’s nothing better

Take your fears away
You slip away still wetter

Lost and Found

Written By: Jackson

Lost and Found

I been around all fifty states
Europe and the great UK
So many pretty faces left behind

I’ve been so lost and found myself
Can’t live your life thru someone else
But I don’t want you, to get away

We were lost and found
Now we can turn around
Our ways, we can make it this time
We were lost and found
Now we can turn around
And go the way, that we just could not see
I only you could find your way to me

You’re the only one I see
I know love has no guarantees
But I’ll, take my chances, let it ride

And thru your eyes infinity
My body needs your circuitry
Sit down, let us leave our past behind

Discography

Letting Go - released Mar. 2004 - video on Much Music

She's So - released Sept. 2004 - video on Much Music

Set List

She’s So – 3:14
What to Say – 3:15
Sanctuary – 3:45
Drive – 3:33
Desire – 3:50
Lost & Found – 3:38
Shade of Blue – 3:52
Hell on Wheels – 3:28
Letting Go – 3:51

No covers