It’s been such an exciting year for FALSE HEADS (interviewed for IDIOTEQ in 2013), the rising London trio have been regularly cited as one of Iggy Pop’s favourite new bands, are signed to Libertine Gary Powell’s label, played at The Roundhouse in London, performed live sessions for BBC Introducing and Radio X, were interviewed by the NY Times, and have already won a ton of support from the likes of The Independent, NME, Q Magazine, Clash, Drowned In Sound, Kerrang!, BBC 6Music and Radio X. Full info on the band and the new release is just below, and you can listen to the full EP right here!
Having been hailed by Iggy Pop as one of his favourite bands of the moment, declared “the future of rock n’ roll” by ex-Ramones manager Danny Fields, signed up by The Libertines drummer Gary Powell to his 25 Hour Convenience Store label, given Pete Townsend’s studio to record in, and named as one of their tips for 2017 by both Fred Perry Subculture and This Feeling, it’s fair to say that there’s a hell of a buzz swirling around the young East London trio False Heads right now.
The Independent, NME, Clash Magazine, Q Magazine, Artrocker, Drowned In Sound, BBC 6Music, Radio X, Kerrang Radio (where the band were playlisted), and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens have also all waded in with support and praise for the trio’s delinquent, punk-driven assault, that finds them caught somewhere between the early grunge of Foo Fighters, the infectious songwriting of Pixies, and the snotty punk attitude of The Buzzcocks.
Following their remarkable ‘Thick Skin’ and ‘Weigh In’ single releases in 2016, False Heads went on to perform at The Roundhouse in London for the Punk Weekender event, played an acclaimed set at Camden Rocks festival, live sessions for BBC Introducing and Radio X, and were even interviewed by The New York Times. Meanwhile their avid fanbase continues to grow as the excitement around the trio builds.
False Heads have just made their return this month with their new ‘Gutter Press’ EP, featuring a string of hard-hitting tracks, including Iggy Pop favourite ‘Slew’, and two stellar new tracks ‘Twenty Nothing’ and ‘Comfort Consumption’.
The new EP delivers five tracks that capture False Heads perfect riot of energetic, leering bawdiness, and set a huge marker for a band whose remarkable rise is seemingly unstoppable.
False Heads ‘Gutter Press’ EP is out now (released March 10th) through 25 Hour Convenience Store. The band have also partnered with Pledge Music on the new release, with exclusive signed copies of vinyl and CD, along with other merchandise, available from HERE now.
17 Mar – BRIGHTON – Bleach
23 Mar – EPSOM – Student Union
24 Mar – LEICESTER – The Cookie
25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM – The Maze
“These kids make a lot of noise, I like it”
“While Pixies new material finds the band adjusting to their elder-statesmen status, quiet-loud rockers False Heads offer a reminder of Black Francis and co’s youthful imperiousness”
“Propulsive, energetic songwriting, those pastoral, deeply English melodies are matched against a raw sense of destruction. Check it out now”
“Cementing a reputation for their epic live shows”
”Built around a gargantuan riff… a masterpiece”
“Loving their punk rock, mixed with a bit of indie as well”
“False Heads might be new kids on the block, however, they’re already well versed when it comes to the art of songwriting”
Drowned in Sound
“After a whole string of fantastic single releases last year, that is Twenty Nothing… Sounding excellent”
John Kennedy – Radio X