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Stop Lying Limited Vinyl LP + Download

Raf Rundell

Label: 1965 Records Limited
Release Date: 02 March 2018
Format: LP Vinyl

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Raf Rundell Stop Lying Limited Vinyl LP + Download

When we last saw Raf Rundell he was stood in a clearing, dressed in a shaman's robes with a modern day magik staff raised above his head. Looking like the special guest DJ at a post apocalyptic orbital rave, South London's finest looked ready to take on all comers. As one half of the 2 Bears and the self-styled Selfie Boy, he was finding his feet as a solo artist - his first mini LP (the Adventures of Selfie Boy Part 1) was garnering glowing write-ups in the rock press as well as electronic magazines. But just after the record was released, the world around him changed forever. Put side by side, the birth of a new child and the rapid rise of a generation of Post Truth politicians don't appear to have much connection. There's Question Time and there's story time; nappies filled and Nigel Farage; the dummy and the Donald. But seen through the eyes of a sleep deprived post-millennial two-time dad, these seemingly separate occurrences knot together into one paranoid, helpless, loving whole called Stop Lying. "I think Stop Lying feels fairly apposite for our time; it's my regular cry of help and sanity. It's the result of a bit of pub talk between me and a friend, the best kind of 'high' concept really. It was a desperate cry in the lead up to the last General Election and it quickly became a mantra that I shouted at the TV the whole time. It's ended up working pretty well with my children,… and myself" One can't be certain if it's the age we live in or the age of his youngest that's most heavily influenced Stop Lying - whichever it is, it's managed to make something pretty close to a perfectly reflective post millennial pop record. And it's Raf's most confident and strident set of songs to date. "I think of it as quite a domestic record. At the start of the album, there's a load of found sound that's me coming in a six in the morning from a DJ gig. You can hear the dawn chorus and the jangling of keys; then I'm in the house and the role changes - I'm dad now with all the highs and lows that comes with that role. Two hours before, I'm playing music to the night creatures, then I'm back home and the baby's up having a bottle and everyone's rattled on no sleep. That's the backdrop to how the record came together. It's the sound of a scared, sentimental middle aged man… if that middle aged man has been out DJing in a rum old gay dungeon just underneath the City Road."

Featured Tracks:
Stop Lying Intro
Every Morning
Within Without
Kinder Nature
Sweet Cheeks
Ric Flair
Accept & Proceed
Falling Out
In Control
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