TOM LUMLEY & THE BRAVE LIASON - 'Everything's Affected'

Published on 22 October 2021 at 11:29

Photo: Sam Jlance

By Rach Hankin


Cambridgeshire band Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison released their epic debut album, Everything’s Affected, today. It’s been an exciting few years for the band, receiving radioplay from the likes of Radio 1 and BBC Introducing, supporting some of Indie’s biggest acts like Sam Fender and The Hunna, and taking to stages at festivals including Isle of Wight, Bestival and Camden Rocks. 


The alt-rock four-piece have been deemed a “must see” live act, owing to their immense energy that spreads through the crowd like wildfire. Some of the biggest names and outlets in the industry have picked up on Tom and the boys’ incredible potential, foreseeing big things for the band. Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison sold out venues up and down the country for their 2019 tour, and they may need to make the move to bigger venues following the release of this album. 

Everything’s Affected is a twelve-track compilation of the band’s life works so far, including already released singles Crawling, Better Than This, Fake Friends and, from this September, Haunted. The track listing has been expertly put together, with the opening track, Modern Age, packing a punch and setting the tone for the rest of the album, calling out the systems of modern society.


Photo: Sam Jlance


“I’m feeling trapped by this modern age, I wanna break the rules, we are the people working night and day, ‘cause we were raised as fools”


Towards the end of the album, there is a brief break from the hard-hitting rock tunes with Hands of Time, a beautiful ballad with an emotional guitar solo that will tug at your heart strings, dealing with issues of pain and grief. 


Everything’s Affected is a really impressive debut album, and it is evident how much hard work and passion has gone into creating it over the years. I can’t wait to catch these guys live sometime soon, and will be having this record on repeat for the foreseeable. 


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Paul Day
2 years ago

Couldn't agree with this review more. Their on stage energy is immense and you'd be hard pushed to find a band that work harder at it than these guys do. Shows in the album....superb!