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, and offered Pete Townsend’s studio to record in. It’s fair to say that there’s a hell of a buzz swirling around the young East London trio False Heads right now.
NME, Clash Magazine, Q Magazine, Artrocker, Drowned In Sound, 6Music, Radio X 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 excellent ‘Thick Skin’ single release this summer, False Heads went on to perform at The Roundhouse in London for the Punk Weekender event, played an acclaimed set at Camden Rocks festival, a live session for BBC Introducing, and were even interviewed by The New York Times. Meanwhile their avid fanbase continues to grow as the excitement around this trio builds.
Recorded in Pete Townsend’s studio earlier this spring, ‘Weigh In’ is the next single in False Head’s arsenal, and a perfect riot of energetic, leering bawdiness that sets another huge marker for a band whose remarkable rise is seemingly unstoppable.
There’s a palpable excitement brewing around False Heads, and with a series of new releases and live dates set to follow across this year, now is the time to get onboard.
‘Weigh In’ is released through 25 Hour Convenience Store this October 7th, with early live dates already announced and more to follow in the coming weeks. Listen here.
18 Sept – RAMSBOTTOM – Ramsbottom Festival
23 Sept – LEEDS – Double Denim @ Verve Bar
29 Sept – LONDON – Water rats (Scruff of The Neck presents)
15 Oct – MANCHESTER – Star and Garter
05 Nov – LONDON – Water Rats (This Feeling presents)