NLC Rocking for Children, the Maze Nottingham
30th April 2017
Our first ever show in Nottingham was a big one. The Maze is a great live music venue and this all weekend event was something quite special. Organised by Noise Level Critical to help raise money for autistic children and raise awareness/ support to stop abuse and exploitation of children. The day was a complete sell out, so we had the pleasure of playing to a packed out audience and made some new friends. Hopefully we'll be back to Nottingham again soon.
16th April 2017
We are excited to announce we will be playing at the NLC Rocking for Children at The Maze in Nottingham. This weekend festival has sold out already! So if you haven't got a ticket yet tough.
FAST Fest 2017
15th April 2017
After the huge success of the first FAST Fest last year there was much anticipation about its return and my god it was immense. There was huge crowd through the doors from the moment it opened at 2pm. Our drummer Jim's other band UR Seoul kicked things things off with some awesome classic rock, that set the tone and every band stepped up and blew us all away. And what an honour for us to have closed this show. The crowd were buzzing and in our extended set we had a few little surprises for the event; a nirvana/ Rick Astley mash up and organiser Andy Whitehead joined us on stage to sing Foo Fighters Time Like These. Awesome show. Andy and his team did an incredible job organising this event and raising so much money for such a worthy cause. Its shows like this that make what we do all worthwhile.
Tim Performs Live on Radio
1st April 2017
Back in March we appeared on Sheffield Live's radio show Spirit of the Wapentake and Tim performed a one off solo acoustic version of Forever. This rare gem is now available to watch on our Facebook page, enjoy. See you at FAST Fest.
Firegarden EP Launch
25th March 2017
What a great night for our comeback show, Firegardens latest EP launch. Along with Delirium opening the show it was a great night of rock, showing once more what a great scene we have. After four months away it felt great to be back on stage again. And we got to perform two new songs Fight and Heist (which is just a few weeks old its that new!), both went down a storm and we're very excited the new material we're working on at the moment. Roll on FAST Fest.
...and we're back! Two huge gig announcements
1st February 2017
Yes we are back! After a wee break we're back in the practice room and we have two huge shows coming up. First up we will be supporting the awesome Firegarden for their EP launch at the Coporation on 25th March. And we will be headlining this years FAST Fest on 15th April. We are so excited about both of these huge shows, what a way to come back.
Final gig for the foreseeable at the Washington
12th November 2016
Well that's the year done for us as we signed off with a gig at the Washington. A top night and a great opportunity to say thank you to our loyal fans with a free gig. Now we'll be taking a bit of time out as Ben prepares for fatherhood, we wish him and his wife Paula all the best for the coming months. Hopefully we'll be back next year, enjoy Christmas folks!
Halloween at RS Bar
29th October 2016
We celebrated Halloween in style putting on a show at the RS bar. Ben was a wolfman, Tim a gnome (obviously), Jim an executed murderer and Dan was himself (or was that Uncle Fester?). It was a great night, after the huge shows we've played recently it was nice to play a more relaxed show and have some fun.
Supporting Tygers of Pantang
28th October 2016
What an honour to perform on the same stage as this legendary band from way back, at Barnsleys Rock an Blues. James Hetfield is known to have been hugely influenced by these guys and that's a good enough endorsement for us! We love playing this venue, always a pleasure.
Headliner at the O2 and Brand New Single!
16th September 2016
New single Forever released! We've been building to this all year, we're back once again at the O2 for another huge night and released our first new material since Elements. We were blown away by the response, with over 200 people through the door this was the biggest gig we've ever hosted. After the sad news that Servers were unable to play, Sour Tusk stepped in at the last minute and performed a great set. Then Steal the City brought the house down and pilled the pressure on us! There was a little birthday treat for Tim's wife Harriet as we performed a ZZ Top classic Pearl Necklace (he's such a romantic). So much love for all the wonderful people who came out and made it a great night. Forever is now available for free download.
Servers Album Launch!
19th August 2016
A real priviledge and an honour to play at Servers album launch at Barnsleys Rock and Blues Club. It was an incredible line up that included Awooga and Hands off Gretel! When Servers released their first album Jim and Ben failed to get in as tickets sold out fast. This time we opened the show! Such an amazing night of music. The Barnsley rock crowd were amazing as ever. An now Servers new album Everything is OK is out and its amazing get it now people!
50% off Discount on all our Merch!
18th August 2016
Oh yes you read that right, we have the discount deal to end all discount deals. 50% off everything in the Fear Lies store! Thats on tees, hoodies, mugs AND that even includes our album! This very special offer will last for a limited time only in the run up to our major headline show at the O2 16th September. So get down to our store to grab your Fear Lies goodies on the cheap.Just head over to http://fearlies.bandcamp.com/merch
New Single to be released 16th Sept!
5th August 2016
We are delighted to anounce to release of our new single Forever on 16th September at our headline gig at Sheffields O2 Academy. In support that night will be Servers and Steal the City! What a line up! AND it will be a double single with FIAL AND it will be available for free download AND tickets are just £5! Drop us a message or head to http://fearlies.bandcamp.com/merch
But we know some of you won't want to wait that long so anyone who wants the tracks before then just head over to and sign our mailing list and we'll send you both songs ahead of the release!
O2 Academy Headliner 16th Sept!
27th July 2016
We've been planning this all year and can finally announce our own headline show at Sheffields O2 Academy on 16th Sptember! We're very excited by this huge event as we have two of our favourite local bands Servers and Steal the City in support. What a line up. Servers are set to release their new album shortly and we know its going to be amazing. Steal the City have been rocking hard on the local scene and blowing audiences away for a while now. This is the event we've been waiting for all year. Tickets are just £5. Stay tuned as more big announcements to come.
Live in Barnsley Festival
18th June 2016
The summer festival season is here! We absolutely love the Live in Barnsley festival. Its a great day out, were the whole town goes nuts for live music. We played early doors at Digital bar to a great crowd. Such a good atmosphere, Barnsley we love you.
Supporting Hayseed Dixie!
14th June 2016
Our 2nd outing to the awesome venue that is The Diamond Lounge in Doncaster. This supporting those hill billy rockers Hayseed Dixie. We played to a packed out crowd and what a gig, with further great support from KDM. Then Hayseed Dixie took to the stage and blew us all away, what a performance. Go check em out you will be entertained! And we got to chat with them afterwards and what a great bunch of guys.
Ben Performs at The Day of the Riffids II
14th May 2016
The second Day of the Riffids festival was even bigger, it has fast become a highlight of Sheffields rock calender. Eight amazing bands rocked the Plug audience all day long. And a wee bonus for us was our man Ben singing Banshee with Firegarden. Ben was totally flattered they asked him to do it, and it went down a storm. Plus those lads from Steel the City repaid our homage to them with a bit of our track Army of You snook into their set. Cheers guys!
Riffids Warm up Show at the Dove
29th April 2016
Every Firday at the Dove the Riffids warm up shows have been electric and tonight was equally as special. A big crowd saw us play our Elements album in full, and in order! Plus we added a wee surprise for our rock colleagues in Steal the City as we ended Dial the Storm with a cover of their great new track Wallflower.
Time to Get Creative
14th February 2016
We're taking a bit of time out to get creative and write some new material for our follow up album to Elements. We've already got a few new songs which have been added to the set and lots of ideas floating around, so hopfully we'll have plenty more soon.
7th February 2016
An amazing gig back at the O2 Academy, as we supported the legend of rock Graham 'Since you've been Gone' Bonnet. You know when you have seen one of greats perform, what a range, such power in his voice, it was staggering. A real talent and someone who has played with some of the legends of rock; Cozy Powell, Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Vai and Yngwe Malmsteen to name but a few!
The Making of Elements documentary
3rd January 2016
Yes you read that right, our sticksman Jim has put together a short film charting the making of our album. We've accumulated a lot of footage of our exploits over the last year and a half, this 15 minute doc gives you a wee peak behind the curtain of the highs and lows of writing, recording and promoting an album on the underground rock scene
Free Live album now available!
1st January 2016
Its still the season of good will in the Fear Lies camp, so we've gone and released our full Day of the Riffids festival performance available as a free (yes thats right free!) download. Check it out now from
Interview for Counterfeit Magazine
15th November 2015
Whilst at the O2 Academy we managed to squeeze in an interview with Counterfeit magazine. As well as chatting about the making of our album there were also some startling revelations including Ben's admission that his first album was by Mariah Carey! You watch the interview right here
Sell out show at the O2 Academy for digital album launch!
9th October 2015
To a packed out O2 we finally released Elements to the world. What an achievement, after all the hard work the album is out. And to sell out with our hightest ever ticket sales was fantastic. Big thanks to all who made the effort to come down, you made the night a real treat. Plus we got to play our new song Voodoo, more new material to come!
Hitting the airwaves big time!
26th September 2015
Since the release of our debut album Elements we've been getting played on a variety of radio stations, the response has been oustanding; the BBC Introducing show, the Hellride rock show and global digital radio Rockers Dive have all been playing our tracks. Consequently we've had a surge in followers from the US and other parts of world. So a big welcome to our new global fans! More radio stations are lined up over the coming weeks, watch this space!
Global digital release of Elements 9th Oct at O2 Academy!
24th August 2015
We are very excited to announce that Elements will be released through all major digital platforms on 9th October and to celebrate this special event we will be headlining the O2 Academy in Sheffield!
Rocking Chair and West Street Live
8th and 26th August 2015
Our first gig after tramlines was a belter at the Rocking Chair with the fantastic Steel the City, packed out and a top night. Then it was to our spiritual home, the place that gave us our 1st gig West Street Live. What a great turn out on a Weds evening, Sheffield folks really love their rock! Plus we had a great treat, all the way from Austin, Texas Ashy Gray closed the show with some awesome Neil Young-esque rock.
On the radio again!
30th July 2015
For our 1st full band live radio interview we were on the Spirit of the Wapentake rock show on Sheffield Live. Listeners were treated to a few more tracks from Elements and some highly insightful chat from us....well chat anyway.
Tramlines and album release!!
24th - 26th July 2015
The day finally came the album is now out! We've worked so hard this last year and are very excited to have achieved this. What a weekend the Dove and Rainbow was packed on the Friday and this set the tone, a storming gig at South Sea and then another great buzzing crowd at the Mulberry Tavern on Sunday. A tramlines to top last years, the album is out there, awesomeness!
Back on the Hellride!
22nd July 2015
One of our favourite local independent radio stations. Ben and Tim took over the show for a whole evening of banter and some exclusive tracks from our forthcoming album, its almost here people!
Supporting Nick Oliveri at Corp
17th July 2015
We're all huge Queens of the Stoneage fans so we were very excited about playing alongside their former bassist. Never seen someone get hammered and threatened to beat up the entire audience before.....rock stars eh?? Needless to say we didn't ask for autographs.
Matlock Bath Festival
11h July 2015
There's nothing quite like hitting the road and playing at a summer festival. This time we were in the lovely town of Matlock headlining the prestigious Fish Pond Bar. A great day out and a fantastic gig, role on Tramlines!
Elements album artwork is complete and release date announced!
4h July 2015
Check it out, the artwork for our debut album Elements has be released and it looks awesome! Plus we can confirm that the album will be released on CD and available for download on 24th July. Why isn't that Tramlines? I hear you say, oh yes it is!
Charity gig at South Sea and single release!
26th June 2015
Another packed out gig for this fantastic cause. After the success of last years event we were bowled over when just as many people turned up again this year and helped raise money for Sheffield Mobility. Plus Dial the Storm was released into the digital world today and once again fans who turned up got themselves a free one!
Dial the Storm Video released!
19th June 2015
Our drummer Jim has come up trumps with his first ever official music video for our 2nd single Dial the Storm. This video celebrates the great year we’ve had with some fantastic live footage and shots from old pig farm studio recording our album. The single will be released next week and the album is nearing its finally stages!
Back at Polish Club Barnsley
29th May 2015
Was great to be back at this fantastic venue, they always treat us like family and the crowd here are just awesome.
Corporation Main Stage! Supporting Eureka Machines
22nd May 2015
It was a slight return for the Riffids as Firegarden, Santiago Kings and us boys were re-united for our first gig on the big stage of Corporation! Plus we had a wee treat for fans with a free download of our forthcoming single Dial the Storm!
The Day of the Riffids festival
2nd May 2015
After 6 months of planning between the rock bands of Sheffield the day finally came and boy did it rock! The public turned out in force from the moment the doors opened at 2pm until Firegarden closed the show. What an atmosphere the scene really came together today and flexed its muscles, every band peformed like it was their last ever gig. The rock scene is alive and buzzing!
The Day of the Riffids album released!
9th April 2015
It finally arrived, the Riffids compilation album featuring 9 top rock bands from Sheffield. The opening track is our very own debut single Last Goodbye. Its a great honor to be part of this growing movement and this album is a fantastic document of the local scene. This album will be avaialbe for free with a purchase of a Day of the Riffids festival ticket.
Riffids Warm up at The Dove
3rd April 2015
A truly fantastic night, what a great little rock venue the Dove and Rainbow is. A fantastic crowd that loves their rock, what more could you ask for? With great support from a hot new band on the scene Steel the City. Bring on the Day of the Riffids!
Blaze Bayley support!
29th March 2015
What a great gig and fantastic to meet the former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley. He was a great guy very welcoming and we loved his acoustic set. Plus he even agreed to be filmed introducing the next episode of Sonic Pie-Ways, what a dude!
Last Goodbye Video Unleashed!
16th February 2015
The Last Goodbye video is out now. Please note that no neighbours were harmed in the making of this video....honest. Well maybe just a bit. Go check it out for yourself.
Last Goodbye to be released 2nd March!
10th February 2015
We are proud to announce the 1st single from our forthcoming album will be "Last Goodbye" and is to be released on 2nd March! This will be available through all major digital download outlets AND we've been working on a video so watch this space!
The recording is done!
1st February 2015
Its been an experience! Blood, sweat, tears, love, hate, brawls, cuddles and that was just setting up the equipment! The recording process for our album has now finished, everything we had to give has been given and committed to tape (well computer). Now the producer and his team of engineer umpa lumpas are busy tinkering away on the mystical process know as 'mixing'. Something will emerge soon.
Christmas rock @ The Corporation
12th December 2014
We rounded of what has been a full on fantastic year for us at one of Sheffields premier venues. Thanks to everyone who came and saw us, what a crowd! Special mentions to Russ and the crew who always look after us well, Sarah and Sharon and Yvonne (who came all the way out from wakefield!).
A great way to end what has been an awesome year! Cheers to you all, have a merry Christmas. We are very much looking forward to 2015, its going to be a big year for us.
Blaze Bayley support lined up!
20th November 2014
You read that right, we are very proud to announce that Fear Lies will be supporting ex-Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane frontman Blaze Bayley at South Sea Live on 29th March 2015. We are so excited about this. Blaze is not only a seasoned pro but a fantastic singer and performer. Right better get back to work on that album!
14th November 2014
As our first year of gigging together is drawing to a close there was just one place left on our hit list to play, Sheffields legendary venue The Leadmill. It was a Friday night and the place was buzzing, we rocked the house, thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to all who came down. We got to see some really good bands too including Our Saving Day, Soul Fire Saints and The Sharrow.
Tatoo Jam Festival
10th October 2014
We had the pleasure of performing at the largest tatoo festival in the world! This is the place where all the top tatoo artist go. There were some incredible designs on display and a heavy dose of rock n roll from ours truly. We were honoured after the event with a great write up in the nations favourite tatoo magazine Skin Deep; "I did catch a great band called Fear Lies. They sound a lot like The Almighty and have some great songs too backed up by some seriously good vocals. If they were of a mind to break out of the local circuit, they could be a happening thing. Note to self: try and check out more these next year". Cheers Skin Deep you're welcome at our shows anytime.
Blood Cancer Trust Fundraiser
3rd October 2014
We put on this show at South Seas to raise money for this crucial local charity that are doing some great work with blood cancer. The public turned out in their droves to show their support and dug deep into their pockets raising over £140 for this very worthy cause. If you would like to donate go to www.sheffieldbloodcancertrust.co.uk. Big thanks to South Seas for supporting this event.
With Servers at West Street Live
30th September 2014
We had such a great night supporting Servers in Barnsley we thought we’d do it again. Love this band. Their debut album Leave with us is stunning and what a great live act! Another fantastic night, with a packed out crowd. Not bad for a Tuesday night. Here's a photo of us chilling (possibly arguing) beforehand.
Live at the O2 Academy
13th September 2014
Another great venue to add our ever increasing list. Of all the top venues in Sheffield this was one of the few we’d hadn’t played previously. Great stage, great crowd, great night. Thanks to the many who came down and made it a special atmosphere.
The album has begun!
30th August 2014
Work on our debut album has commenced! We spent the weekend at the Old Pig Farm studio and…..well I can’t tell you anything else its all top secret stuff, but something has definitely been started!
Fear Lies at Servers new single launch
23rd August 2014
After a trio of gigs in 6 days at the Royal Standard, The Hop and Washington we were ready and raring for our biggest gig to date supporting Servers at the Polish club in Barnsley. What a stage, what a sound, what a line up! There was a big crowd early doors as Fear Lies opened up. From the moment of Army of You’s booming opening riff it was non stop rock. Lauren Tate put in one of the best vocal performances I’ve seen, Danse Society played out some good old classic rock and Servers brought the house down playing tracks from their fantastic debut album. It was a real honour to be part of such a great bill.
CD’s and T-shirts sold out!
15th August 2014
We didn't expect this to happen so soon but they're all gone! Fear not (for as we know Fear Lies!) work on our debut album is due to start very soon and a new batch is of Eat, Sleep, Rock, Repeat tees are on order.