Dublin trio TINY MAGNETIC PETS make their long awaited return but perhaps unexpectedly, they’re back with a cover of the track that launched the career of Glaswegian synth combo CHVRCHES.

In its original form when unleashed in 2012, ‘Lies’ was all electronic drum tattoos, meaty piercing synths and powerful vocals like THE WATERBOYS’ ‘The Whole Of The Moon’ re-imagined by DEPECHE MODE but fronted by ROBYN.

But what Paula Gilmer, Sean Quinn and Eugene Somers have done with their reinterpretation of ‘Lies’ is offer a dreamy psychedelic electro arrangement with hints of The Fab Four and their ‘Dear Prudence’ in particular creeping in.

The frontwoman told The Electricity Club: ”I recorded the vocal in one live take on the iPhone in California and sent it back to Sean who then made a track around it”. ‘Lies’ comes accompanied by a monochromatic video edited by Susan Gleeson which was shot using that same iPhone and features a very sultry Paula enjoying the glorious sun, sea and sand of California.

While the first half of 2018 has been comparatively quiet for TINY MAGNETIC PETS, they did headline Synth Wave Live 2 hosted by Artefaktor Radio at Easter and premiered a brand new song ‘Falling Apart In Slow Motion’ which is set to be on their new as-yet-untitled follow-up to the acclaimed long player ‘Deluxe/Debris’.

But as well as finishing the new record, this Autumn sees activity ramping up in the TMP camp with a show in Germany at the 11th Electronic Circus Festival in late September alongside highly regarded local legends Thorsten Quaeschning and Harald Grosskopf.

Meanwhile, there is a UK tour pencilled in for November which will be their first major jaunt since opening for OMD in 2017, recordings of which were collected on their recent self-released live album ‘Pink/White’.


‘Deluxe/Debris’ is released by Happy Robots Records in vinyl, CD and download formats, still available direct from https://www.happyrobots.co.uk/tiny-magnetic-pets

The live album ‘Pink/White’ is available in CD and download formats via
https://tinymagneticpets.bandcamp.com/album/pink-white-tiny-magnetic-pets-live

TINY MAGNETIC PETS perform at the 11th Electronic Circus Live Music Festival in Detmold on Saturday 29th September 2018 – for information and tickets, please visit http://www.electronic-circus.net

2018 UK live dates with special guest RODNEY CROMWELL include: London Water Rats (1st November), Hastings St Leonards Kino-Teatr (2nd November), Birmingham The Flapper (3rd November), Manchester The Peer Hat (4th November) – tickets are available from https://www.happyrobots.co.uk/

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Text by Chi Ming Lai
13th July 2018, updated 27th July 2018