Manchester synthpop duo TONICA are back with their new track ‘Perfect Lie’, a high octane injection of electronic riffs and reverb washed vocals. The pair of Amory and Sam combine their 80s influences of Depeche Mode and Soft Cell with the modern pop sounds of PVRIS and The Weeknd to create a unique wave vibrant discoteque.
“It’s really about ‘keeping the faith’ during hard times; this kind of harks back to the band’s name and what music means to us, it’s our form of comfort and escapism.” Says TONICA, who are also releasing a dark-pop aesthetic music video alongside the new single. “We can’t imagine doing anything else with our lives really, during the midst of the pandemic we’d daydream about pursuing a career in music, even if it was temporarily unattainable. That became ‘the perfect lie’, but I think there’s a universal message within the track that encourages people to stick to what they believe in.”
Meeting through the local music scene in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the pair traded their backgrounds of Madchester indie rock in search of their new synth-heavy sound. Ready to open this new chapter of alternative electronic pop, ‘Perfect Lie’ is the first new single of the year from TONICA.