"Essentially Lies! Lies! Lies! is a comment on the state of the western world, from the manipulation of the masses for political gain, the rise and increasing normalisation of right wing attitudes, to religion, globalisation and everything in between. Lyrically and poetically he just says what many of us think, though the likes of Big Tony who drinks in The George and Dragon may well find himself seething into his pint of John Smiths!
Nick has always had the ability to capture a massive sound with just an acoustic guitar, loaded with rock intensity, folk infectiousness, jazz creativity and classical dexterity, well now he has a band to push that into even wider sonic realms. It's a triumph of an album, musically exploratory, lyrically direct and the perfect musical product for our times."
~ Dancing About Architecture.