London’s False Heads are about to release their debut album. ‘It’s All There But You’re Dreaming’ is a culmination of 4+ years of hard work from the post-punk trio, who have been going in at full pelt since 2015. The 12 tracks delve deep into the world of gnarly, outspoken real-talk, riff-heavy rock music delivered with maximum authenticity and passion, and they land on Friday 13th March 2020.
On the 24th January, False Heads launched their album campaign by announcing the official release date, as well as releasing pre-order and pre-save links, tour details and ticket links, and finally they kicked it off with one of their heaviest single’s to date, ‘Rabbit Hole.’
The closing track of the record ‘Rabbit Hole’ will join 2019’s ‘Fall Around’ as the opening two singles of the album. Perfectly demonstrating the versatility in False Heads’ sound, ‘Rabbit Hole’ holds no punches with its devastating guitar work, explosive drops and overall monstrous impact. ‘Fall Around’ is undeniably catchy, with delicate vocal harmonies and an addictive sing-along chorus that will be rattling around venues in no time. Previously released tracks ‘Twenty Nothing,’ ‘Slew,’ ‘Help Yourself,’ ‘Wrap Up’ and ‘Slease’ get a production overhaul, adding a whole new dimension to their original releases.
They will join new songs; ‘Whatever You Please,’ ‘Ink,’ ‘Comfort Consumption,’ ‘Come At The King’ and ‘Steady On Your Knees’ to complete the line-up – 5 tracks of brutal awareness, dark, grooving basslines, solid-as-a-rock drumming, snarling vocals and overflowing riffs from the get-go. Without a doubt one of the most followed up and coming UK bands from the last few years, False Heads have delivered a journey of social subject matters, cultural talking points, political opinions and everything in between. ‘It’s All There, But You’re Dreaming’ tackles topics that Luke Griffiths, Jake Elliott and Barney Nash have openly talked about in their lyrics since starting out, making this album their own musical timeline. Lead singer and guitarist Luke Griffiths added:
“It’s All There, But You’re Dreaming’ is the culmination of the last four years of our lives together and the last ten of lives individually - since we all picked up instruments in our early teens. The world is bleak and social media makes it bleaker. We get our information from our own echo chamber and we are our own tabloids. The album is trying to find a way internally of processing the external and that has themes of depression, misery and addiction but also slight bursts of optimist and individual joy. We didn't consciously think too hard about what we wanted musically, as it's a perfect summation of the last four years of us being in a band together. There's songs that are old and songs that are new and they have different sounds and feelings to them. But we did want to create something that is interesting and versatile which we think we did. It's not the same song 12 times and even though it's aggressive it's also delicate which is exactly what we wanted.”
Keen to showcase their album on the road, False Heads will be headlining a UK tour across March and April, whilst also making their US debut at SXSW with further dates to be announced. Festival slots and further tour dates will be added and announced over the next few months.
11/03 – New Colossus Festival – New York, USA 18-22/03 – SXSW – Austin, TX, USA 26/03 – Castle & Falcon - Birmingham 27/03 – Record Junkee - Sheffield 28/03 – Off The Square - Manchester 29/03 – EBGBS - Liverpool 01/04 – Garage Attic - Glasgow 03/04 – Heartbreakers - Southampton 05/04 – Latest Music Bar – Brighton 06/04 – Louisiana - Bristol 16/04 – Werkhaus - London
After having their music featured on BT TV’s playlist, YouTube’s ‘New Rock and Metal’ playlist, Soccer AM, Spotify’s ‘New Noise’ and ‘All New Rock’ playlists, Apple Music’s ‘Breaking Rock’ playlist and Amazon’s ‘Best New Bands’ playlist, not to mention constant radio support from Jack Saunders (BBC R1), Rodney Bingenheimer (Sirius XM), Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), Gordon Smart (Radio X), John Kennedy (Radio X) and Huw Stephens (BBC R1) to name a few, False Heads’ reputation is picking up more pace than ever, as their sound reaches ears on a global scale, with support from some of the biggest names in the business. It’s no secret that ex-Ramones manager Danny Fields has deemed them “one of the best live bands in the world,” whilst Iggy Pop said “they are young and talented and going places, if they came to my town I’d show up for that, if they come to your town you might wanna show up.”
Playing alongside Queens Of The Stone Age, The Libertines, David Byrne, Band Of Skulls, Frank Turner and ‘A’ is now something of the norm for False Heads, as their unbelievably fearless live shows end up in controlled chaos time and time again. They continue to pack out tents and conquer the main stages of the likes of Reading Festival, Isle Of Wight, The Great Escape and more on a yearly basis, and now with their debut album lingering, their name on the live circuit could be heading one step further.
A truly exciting band with incredible future prospects, you’ll want to be part of False Heads’ debut album, so brace yourselves.
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