The Truth began life in 1982 when Dennis Greaves (Nine Below Zero) and Mick Lister decided to team up to create a mod, soulful alt/pop band. They quickly gained national recognition with their first single ‘Confusion Hits Us Every Time’ and began touring the country. The band split in 1989 but have recently reformed to find their loyal fan’s hunger for new music, has not dissipated over the decades.
Their new 4 track EP keeps the mod dream alive with upbeat 90s indie style melodies, stonking drums, catchy choruses and specklings of attitude. For their first music in thirty years fans will not be disappointed with The Jam inspired title track and acoustic musing, Life Through A Glass.
About The Truth
In 1982, after the breakup of The Jam, the UK music scene was desperately missing the rocky, soul sound of Weller & Co’s latter albums. Enter The Truth, founded by Dennis Greaves (guitar, vocals) and Mick Lister (guitar, vocals) who hit the ground running with first single ‘Confusion (Hits Us Everytime)’, a soulful alt/pop track that they performed on Top Of The Pops. The Truth then released debut album ‘Playground’ building a strong cult following in the UK. This was followed by ‘Weapons Of Love’, which introduced them to a US audience, and finally ‘Jump’, the group’s last album before breaking up in 1989.
To mark 30 years since their last new music, The Truth have announced they’ll be releasing a four track EP containing two new tracks, as well as two updated versions of their hits ‘Confusion (Hits Us Every time) and ‘A Step In The Right Direction’. One new track, ‘Keep On Keeping On’ was inspired by “the Northern soul moto and is testament to all the generations of mods keeping the faith, the style and the attitude,” says Dennis. “We wanted to write a song that salutes this and a song every mod can relate to.”
Touring sporadically since their return in 2012, The Truth have now cemented themselves into the growing live rock circuit after multiple festival appearances across the UK and having supported fellow rockers ‘From The Jam’ (featuring Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings). They’ll be bringing their signature mix of alt/rock-pop and their two new tracks on a string of headline shows, starting with a massive night at The Islington Assembly Halls on May 5th. Dennis and Mick are excited to get back on the road stating “The Truth have always been known to be a great live band and we work hard to make sure Truth fans old and new won’t be disappointed!”
‘KEEP ON KEEPING ON’ TRACKLISTING
1. Keep On Keeping On
2. Confusion (Hits Us Everytime)
3. A Step In The Right Direction
4. Life Through A Glass
The Truth Tour Dates:
20th April - Worthing, Assembly Hall with From The Jam
5th May - Islington Assembly Hall, London
1st June - Quadrophenia 40th Anniversary, Chesterfield, The Avenue
29th June - Stone Valley North Festival
21st July - St Albans, Alban Arena with From The Jam.
25th - August Brighton, Concorde 2