You Are Being Lied To

by Kinesis

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"Five years after having formed, Kinesis are no more. If we leave a legacy of any kind, we hope it is one of inspiration - it is better to be proactive than reactive. We would like to thank everyone who has played a part in this adventure." Kinesis, March 2005

Our debut album, Handshakes for Bullets, was released by Independiente Records. It's fair to say that it did not perform as they (or we) would have liked. We had signed a big record deal at the very dawn of the internet age, before anyone realised quite how record sales would be affected by downloading.

Independiente quietly, and understandably, dropped us. We spent the next year putting together one final album. You can hear the demos for the album elsewhere on this site.

The album was recorded entirely in our rehearsal room. Looking back on that, I'm a little bit impressed. We didn't have a control room, for instance. How did we record everything in one room? I suppose when you have no choice, you just get things done.

Personally (this is Conor), I'm really proud of this album. Michael seems to me to be hitting his stride as a songwriter, for instance. From what I remember, he is solely responsible for 'The Question Has Changed' and 'A Voice to Preserve'; in my opinion, these saw us move away from the fairly simple political musings of teenagers and towards something moving. I was responsible for a fair bit of the heavier stuff (again, my memory might be hazy) like the title track and A Prayer for Death. Tom continued to write fantastic, iconoclastic lyrics and Neil, it's pretty clear, is at the height of his powers as a drummer. It's incredible to think that he hadn't really played the instrument at all when the band started. Neil also performed all the Pro Tools edits himself - a painstaking and important job.

We split up on the day the album was released. We had a last supper and everything. I don't think the album received particularly good reviews. The hype bubble surrounding us had burst. We were fair game. Looking back, however, I think the album stands up for itself. It's a nice bookend to Worship Yourself and a fitting coda for Kinesis.

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released February 17, 2015

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Kinesis Bolton, UK

Kinesis were a rock band from Bolton. We self-released a mini album (Worship Yourself) before signing a record deal with Independiente Records. They released an album (Handshakes for Bullets) and a clutch of singles. We recorded one last album (You Are Being Lied To) for Captains of Industry, an indie label. We split up on the day of release. This is an archive of non-Independiente music. ... more

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