September 28, 2012

The La La Lies: Pretty Tales & Promises

The La La Lies
photo: Jasmin Koschutnig

Dutch rock quartet The La La Lies hit the ground running when they appeared on TV in 2009 when they had only two originals. The Alkmaar based band have been on the road a lot since then, writing new songs and hooking with producer Huub Reijnders to lay down the tracks for their debut album. Pretty Tales & Promises is filled with twelve garage rock songs with instantly hummable refrains. Taking cues from late Sixties pop and Seventies rock riffs, they picked up considerable airplay, becoming a 3FM Serious Talent on Dutch radio.

The La La Lies have caught the wave of retro-rock, drawing comparisons with DeWolff and Triggerfinger. These guys deserve to be big and a headlining Dutch club tour should be their ticket to wider recognition. Check out the hooks of On The Other Side, with a pretty smart quiet-loud-quiet segment, and The Who-like anthem Friday or the rumbling road rock of the lead single Memory Lane. Alcmaria Victrix!

The La La Lies:
Sander den Das: vocals
Louis Inghels: guitars
Chris Dekker: bass
Jur Bruin: drums

The La La Lies: Pretty Tales & Promises

Pretty Tales & Promises is released thru REMusic Records.

  1. Melanie
  2. Poor Man’s Son
  3. Lies
  4. Conversation Breakdown
  5. The Other Side
  6. Drive
  7. Friday
  8. Memory Lane
  9. Lonely Child
  10. Ramblin’ Man
  11. Dance
  12. Sorry

Live dates:
  • 09/29 Coolpleinfestival, Heerhugowaard
  • 09/29 Hedon, Zwolle
  • 10/05 Paard van Troje (Main Hall) ,Den Haag
  • 10/13 Melkweg (The Max), Amsterdam
  • 10/17 MEZZ (Dommelsch Zaal), Breda
  • 10/18 Tivoli (Oudegracht), Utrecht
  • 10/19 013 (Dommelsch Zaal), Tilburg
  • 11/03 Patronaat (Main Hall), Haarlem
  • 11/07 Studio, Tilburg


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