To celebrate the announcement, the band are paving the way with new single ‘Fake Friends’. It’s no secret that last year’s ICM Ones To Watch artists have created an instant buzz around their monster riffs and explosive energy. After playing alongside The Hunna and Sam Fender, plus performing at Isle Of Wight, Bestival, Camden Rocks and Truck Festival, the band are in good stead to translate this album into a beast of a live set. “This album is the culmination of two years of hard work and progression. From work life to home life, the choices you make ultimately has an effect, right down to the simplest of decisions. Ever since the release of ‘Casual’ in 2019 we’ve been building on everything we’ve learnt as a band and have put it all into this album.” Tom Lumley on their debut album

The title ‘Everything’s Affected’ is taken from how one choice or decision can have an effect on your relationships and everything around you. Embarking on their biggest project to date, Cambridge quartet Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison have announced their debut album due this Autumn. 

It’s been two years of hard graft for the acclaimed outfit from ‘Chardonnay’ to April’s ‘Crawling’ who have built up a reputation for being one of the most exciting upcoming rock and roll groups in the country. Featuring gnarly guitar work and sounds enormous, ‘Fake Friends’ feels frantic as this one makes it tense from start to finish, with huge crash moments and the signature anthemic Tom Lumley chorus that reverberates throughout the album. On ‘Fake Friends’ the band said: “‘Fake Friends’ casts a speculative view over the online relationships between someone in the public eye and their thousands of followers. To pre-order Everything’s Affected, head to the band’s website for details. See them live at:


6th – Junction, Cambridge9th – The 1986, Southampton 21st – The Grace, London (Album Launch Show)


4th – The Moon, Cardiff5th – Mother’s Ruin, Bristol6th – Grey Lantern, Birmingham12th – Phase One, Liverpool13th – Record Junkee, Sheffield


11th – Waterfront, Norwich

Purchase tickets to the shows listed above here. Share “All of the trivial interactions between a person and their followers which ultimately mean nothing but are done simply to boost ‘interaction’. “The song asks the question as to how many would still be there supporting them if they fall behind what is current.”

Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison have been regularly championed by John Kennedy (Radio X), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) and Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music). Titled ‘Everything’s Affected’, the 12-track LP will land on October 22nd.
Alex Pearson

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