Music Monday 208 is extremely excited to bring you a fantastic metal band that is ready to kick ass and melt faces at the next Xclusive Showcase, Living in False Eyes!
The band started back in 2017 with Kaos Montgomery Morrison (Vocals) building the team from the ground-up in Twin Falls, ID. The early forms of the band did go through several lineup changes, but this made way for Kaos to discover Steven Andrews (Guitar) through his Soundcloud profile. Kaos soon moved to Boise, where Steven was located, which made it easier for the group to practice. However, as most freshman bands do there were more lineup changes ahead. The band added Jeff Carel (guitar), and Cory Bingham (Drums) just before opening for Whitechapel, and Val Harris (Bass) earlier this year the ensemble has been shredding ever since!
Kaos found his love of music when he was pulled on stage during a concert and was later told he should start a band. He took this moment to heart, but it did not solidify until he jumped on stage with a band during Warped Tour and tasted what it was like to be a musician saying, “that's where I felt unlike any other.” Steven found his love of music back in 4th/5th grade when he was required to learn an instrument. He started off playing the flute because that was his grandfather’s favorite instrument. When he was 15, he received his first guitar, “guitar and song writing started to become my outlet for a lot of things I dealt with internally. I think that’s where I really fell in love with it and started to develop a connection [with] the instrument… It’s really been a pat of who I am ever since.” He said. Cory always wanted to learn how to play the drums. When he was 12 his brother bought him his first drum set and soon after Cory started to teach himself how to play. Travis Barker, of Blink-182, was a big influence on the music Cory learned to play. Jeff got his start on a Walmart acoustic guitar when he was 14 years old. He started learning to play covers of Blink-182 songs, “I developed a love for the instrument, started teaching myself and I haven’t looked back since.” Val started his pursuit of music with private lessons back in Jr High, saying, “most of my stage time [came] from church bands, the irony!”. This allowed him to build a solid foundation to “experiment with chording, double stops, and solos.”
The band’s name Living in False Eyes has several different meanings of truth, irony and an image of our true/false selves. “Living in False Eyes is what life is (hence the acronym L.I.F.E.). Every day we live our lives watching movies, playing games, reading books, etc. imagining ourselves to be somewhere or something that we're not. Every day we live vicariously, or in "false eyes"- not actually going out and pursuing our dreams, nor striving for what we believe in, but instead, only imagining it.” Kaos said. We all look at ourselves as a simple version of what we want or have completed in life. We never truly understand the perception of ourselves of every person we meet. This band’s name captivates the way life truly is.
The band’s music and lyrics are derived from experience, pain, love, and life itself. “Every single song that I sing has a meaning behind it, a story behind it, a feeling, a point, etc.” Kaos said. The band makes sure to spend a lot of time and energy into every song they write. “even if we have to completely start over to accomplish that. So yes, we put our heart and soul into everything we play.” Jeff added. This is one band when you see them perform lie you truly feel the passion that life gives us all. “Music is our outlet and something we love. For me, it is where I let out my anger, frustrations and other things I deal with internally, and in order for that to work for me, it has to be honest.” Steven concluded.
When MusicMonday208 saw them during the Life Upon Liars CD release show we were completely blown away at the pure energy they released. Each member did not hold back a single ounce when they performed their music. This was a “high octane” band that lived in every single moment during their performance. “It is always fun, even when the music is angry; and I like to think that the energy we bring to the stage leaks into the crowds and makes for a good time for everyone. A live concert should be fun, and we do our best to make sure that everyone has a good time when they come to party with us!” Steven said, so there is your official invite Boise! Make sure to add this band to your Music Monday Must See list as they will not disappoint and will leave you truly loving Boise metal music.