Marvelous Liars are a rock band from New London, CT. Members include lead guitarist/singer Nicholas Johns, drummer Ben LaRose, bassist Nick Cancelmo, and guitarist Matt Hamilton. In just 4 years they’ve hit the regional circuit hard, playing NYC, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Boston, Philly and many Connecticut shows.
In addition to consistent regional touring, the band recently wrapped up their sophomore self-titled album. Tracked on the Neve mixing console that captured Nirvana’s In Utero, John Lennon’s Double Fantasy, and AC/DC’s Back in Black, the 10 songs faithfully capture their vision of where rock music is headed. The Telegraph Recording Company released Marvelous Liars in July 2017, available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more. The album charted on the NACC top 200 for a month.
Here’s what critics are saying about the new album:
“Take the swagger and strut of The Stones, mix with some QOTSA-style desert fuzz, and throw in some catchy vocal melodies a la The Strokes, and you still won’t exactly nail down Marvelous Liars. The Connecticut rock n rollers are just that, embodying the vibe of old-school rock with a modern edge.” -The Deli Magazine New England
“Through smooth charisma and unbridled amplification, New London, CT trio Marvelous Liars capture the essence of rock & roll.” -New Noise Magazine
“A blossoming talent that embraces various rock influences and some indisputable classics, renders smoky riffs and delivers fun rock ’n’ roll with a modern edge to it.” -IDIOTEQ
“Clustered with power chords, and stand-on-the-dance-floor-and-scream-along choruses, the tunes comprise a brisk blast of timeless rock.” -R. Koster, The Day
“…Songs are tightly wound, with starts and stops, precise hits and accents, riffs that compel you to stick the landings.” -CTNOW
In June 2016, the band won three “Whalie Awards”, including Best Rock Act, Best Rock Song, and Indie/Rock Album of the Year for their debut album Another Castaway, along with being nominated for “Album of the Year” and “Best Rock Band’ for this year’s Hartford’s Best. Marvelous Liars are currently recording new material for the next record.