Berlin – False Heads have taken their cult following, frenetic live stage antics, and percolating buzz to a new level, with the release of their new single ‘Steal & Cheat’. Set to debut on the label 25 Hour Convenience Store this December 4th, this new single has already been compared to the revered Buzzcocks, which means a lot of expectations are riding on the shoulders of this young band. Armed with determination, artistic grit, and a certain chutzpah, Luke Griffiths, Jake Elliott, and Barney Nash have significantly upped the stakes from their humble East London beginnings and are clearly well on their way to placing their sound far beyond the boundaries of the United Kingdom. In quick succession, False Heads has managed to attract buzz and garner glowing reviews from some of the most esteemed publications in the industry.
It should come as no surprise that False Heads was signed to their label by Gary Powell, who is known for his trailblazing work with The Libertines, and it also shouldn’t be a shock to anyone’s system that their new single delivers exactly what their underground fanbase has come to expect from the group: a schizophrenic pace that doesn’t let up and is sure to whet the appetites of those that are eagerly awaiting their full-length album.
But first things first: ‘Steal & Cheat’, which gives listeners an inside view of London from the band’s perspective, throttles and howls with vocals that are simultaneously exuberant and rebellious, matching the frenetic cadence of the riffs it percolates over. Without a doubt, False Heads has carved out a place in the current musical landscape as a band to be reckoned with, and their sound has already caught the attention of audiences hungry for a raw sound that barks and bites with the grit of yesteryear.
Since the release of their EP Wear and Tear earlier this year, False Heads has not only become known for a singular sound, but also for their songwriting ability, which matches the intensity of their vocals and instrumentation. To the adoration of their growing legion of fans, the band has continued to release their own brand of raucous rebellious rock, gaining even more traction internationally since the release of their EP Tunnel Vision, early in 2014.
For those wondering if dirty rock is still alive and kicking, False Heads has definitively provided a sonic reply that cannot be ignored. Their particular brand of naughty noise is what punk has been waiting for and this trio is sure to receive even more accolades for this single and their upcoming album in early 2016. False Heads are currently playing a few dates this month, as well as in January in support of ‘Steal & Cheat’, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
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