Pop Vulture return with probing new single “Comforting Lie”

Underground Leeds’ favourites Pop Vulture have returned with “Comforting Lie”, a new single showcasing their mesmeric signature sound.

A driving drum beat – complete with woodblock hits – picks up shattered guitar lines, bass thumps, and even an undulating trombone as it rolls through a caustic art-rock landscape. Before coming to an overwhelming end, the quartet laden the tune with sardonic lyrics such as “Is it a comforting lie that the rich get sad?” Ironically, they hit on an uncomfortable truth; we are happier to placate ourselves with lies than to accept our circumstance. And acceptance is the first step to change.

“Comforting” Lie is the band’s first release for EMI North (in conjunction with Come Play With Me), which launched in Leeds last year as “the UK’s first major label to be based outside of the capital”. It’s heartening to see a former major label supporting a local scene in this way. The talent has always been there, why shouldn’t the labels follow?

Listen to “Comforting Lie” below or find it on your preferred streamer.

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