False Heads share gritty post-punk single ‘Fall Around’

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It’s been a long time coming, but London trio False Heads have finally shared a new single from their imminent debut album titled ‘Fall Around’.

The rumours have been circling for a while now and it’s no secret that False Heads have been winning over some of the biggest names in the business over the last few years; Iggy Pop said: “they are young talented and going places,” whilst Huw Stephens referred to them as “an incredible racket”.

‘Fall Around’ starts a culmination of real-talk infused gritty post-punk, which is a real statement of intent from Luke Griffiths, Barney Nash and Jake Elliott. Demonstrating their incredible ability to mash up gnarly, howling guitar work with delicate vocal harmonies, False Heads dip in and out of their own unique blend of fuzzed-up clarity, a trait that the band have mastered since starting out in 2015.

Rapidly honing their craft for the last four years, ‘Fall Around’ is the perfect example of what the band represent; honest, straight from the heart to the heart gnarly, punk goodness that has a point to make and a muscle to move. The energy levels are through the roof on this one, especially the anthemic, stadium-sized chorus you’ll soon be hearing a lot more of the line “It’s All There, But You’re Dreaming.”

On creating the track guitarist and singer Luke Griffiths added: “Fall Around’ came about when I was trying to write a distorted punk version of an upbeat Elliott Smith song.

“The lyrics were my attempts at getting distaste and confusion toward organised religion out of my system but ending up just being a sarcastic and slightly bitter song about all forms of dangerous tribalism, with the chorus line forming the album title.”

Hitting the ears of fans both old and new on a global scale is now something of the norm for False Heads, who are on the cusp of something special with their next instalment. Listen to ‘Fall Around’ below and give the track a rating out of 10.

 

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  • Gritty post-punk
  • Anthemic

Summary

‘Fall Around’ starts a culmination of real-talk infused gritty post-punk, which is a real statement of intent from Luke Griffiths, Barney Nash and Jake Elliott.
8

ICM Rating