Young Liars (band)

Young Liars is a Canadian indie rock band based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their musical style is upbeat and has been described as "synth-infused pop rock".[1]

Young Liars
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresIndie Rock, Synthpop
Years active2008–2016
MembersJordan Raine
Tyler Badali
Andrew Beck
Wesley Nickel
Past membersAngelo Ismirnioglou


Bassist Andrew Beck, drummer Tyler Badali and singer/guitarist Jordan Raine formed in Vancouver in 2008, and were soon joined by keyboardist Wes Nickel.[2][1] taking The band's name refers to the David Lapham comic Young Liars.[3] They began performing in the metro-Vancouver area, and later in western Canada. Their performances showed the influence of Foals, Hot Chip, Two Door Cinema Club and Phoenix.

In February, 2011 The Young Liars independently released a seven-track EP, Homesick Future in download-only format.[4] The band's first American performance was in October 2011 at Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles, CA.[5] In November that year the band signed with Nettwerk Records,[6] who re-released the Homesick Future EP in early 2012.[4] The album included the band's debut single, "Colours".[7]

Beginning in 2012, the Young Liars began performing showcases at music festivals, including Rifflandia, NXNE and Sled Island in Canada.

The band released their debut full-length, Tidal Wave in June, 2014; the songs featured a more mellow sound than their previous work.[8][9]



  • "Colours"




  1. ^ a b Julia Gunst. "Vancouver group Young Liars keeps the synth-drenched waves rolling in". BeatRoute, Monday 29th, December 2014
  2. ^ "Young Liars". AllMusic, Biography by Timothy Monger
  3. ^ "Discover The Undiscovered, Young Liars". Filter Magazine, February 16, 2011
  4. ^ a b "Young Liars’ Tidal Wave has an aquatic vibe". Georgia Straight, by Gregory Adams on July 9th, 2014
  5. ^ Culture Collide Festival 2011 Artists. Culture Collide Festival, November 16, 2011
  6. ^ 'Young Liars "Colours" / "Colours" (Teen Daze remix)'. Exclaim!, Alex Hudson, Dec 20, 2011
  7. ^ 'Young Liars "Night Window"'. Exclaim!, Matthew Ritchie, Mar 24, 2014
  8. ^ "Young Liars: 'Tidal Wave' Review". Radio Laurier, Vanessa Roylance January 20, 2015
  9. ^ " Young Liars Tidal Wave". AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger

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