We had most of the Rarasfarm team out at this year’s Florida Music Festival on Friday and Saturday. There was a lot of buzz around acts like Fiery Sushi, John.K and Beemo, but the following are the artists who most impressed each of us. Our apologies to the Thursday acts, but these are the bands who made an impact to our eyes and ears on Friday and Saturday.
Lacey Sturm is a dynamic rock vocalist with an impressive track record, both as lead singer for Flyleaf, and as a solo performer. She brings her solo show to Winter Park, headlining an impressive show produced by local promoter Maniacal Mojo this Friday, July 22nd in Winter Park.
And as a nice treat for local rock fans, the lineup features a slew of diverse and talented local and regional rock bands, as well.
So, I sat down to have a serious conversation about music with the five sharp, creative minds that collectively are A Brilliant Lie, we tucked ourselves behind a table on the cozy outdoor patio at The Copper Rocket, a Maitland joint that does more than their fair share when it comes to supporting the local music scene.
The normally quaint Main Street area in idyllic Downtown Melbourne was transformed into a lively, pulsing mass of joyful party-goers this weekend, when Matt and Kim commandeered the stage as the headliners for the annual FIT Homecoming Fest.
ABL’s View on Touring, The Rock Business and Other Tarable Things…
I recently sat down with the five very talented and easily distracted members of A Brilliant Lie. We chilled on the patio of Copper Rocket in Maitland and had a thorough, captivating and rambling discussion. It’s far too much info for one interview, so I’ll break this into two or three hopefully entertaining chunks.
After a whirlwind recording session this Spring, they recently released the track listing for their forthcoming EP Threads: Cutter, which will be a three part series rolling out over the next year. They’ll spotlight the new music at House of Blues this weekend, and they provided the first peek at their new music with a preview on YouTube.
Let’s start with the Album Release show details. A Brilliant Lie will headline this month’s Orlando Rocks at the Downtown Disney HOB, with a show that you can see for a paltry five bucks through this link (Or Free with the promo code “Brilliant”): LiveNation – Orlando Rocks. The band was also recently offering their fans free tix via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, which may still be a possibility if you do not have a LiveNation account.
For those of you not familiar with A Brilliant Lie, this fivesome delivers guitar-driven rock fronted by charismatic lead singer Tara Lightfoot. They are a blast on stage and always deliver an entertaining set. On Saturday, they’ll also be joined by the engaging pop-punk of Hero’s Fate. (They are also a blast on social media and I highly recommend following them for guaranteed chuckles and some damn good rock)
The first single from Threads is a gritty rocker that shows the band pushing themselves in an edgier direction. It’s good stuff, and a track that highlights Lightwood’s voice as never before. Check out “Circles For Sewing” below.
The EP, Cutter, is the first of a trio that we will see released over the next year. It can be pre-ordered here: www.abrilliantlie.com , or picked up at the event on Saturday night, or for you old school iTunes fans, purchased on-line on the 17th.
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Threads Cutter Tracklist:
1. Always at Odds
3. Circles for Sewing
4. Drive til Morning
5. Bittered Bones