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Hailing from the outskirts of East London, False Heads formed in 2016, rising from the ashes of previous failed bands. Behind the energy of their live shows, the trio quickly thrust themselves into punk-rock limelight, catching the attention of Punk’n’Roll legend Iggy Pop, ex Ramones manager Danny Fields and music tastemaker Rodney Bingenheimer.
Having quickly graduated from playing empty rooms in London to supporting The Libertines on a sold-out tour, the buzz around the young band is undeniable.
False Heads are Barney Nash (Vocals & Drums), Luke Griffiths (Vocals & Guitar) and Jake Elliott (Bass) and take inspiration from Pixies, Queens of the Stoneage, Nirvana, Nick Cave, Elliott Smith, Rage Against the Machine, Iggy Pop and the Sex Pistols to make methy rock and snotty pop.
False Heads released their debut EP 'Gutter Press' which was recorded at Pete Townsends studio in Tower Hill (Grand Cru Studios). The EP and the band received acclaim from the NME, Clash, Drowned in Sound, The Independent, BBC Radio 1, Radio 6, Radio X, Kerrang, Sirius XM, Q Magazine, Fred Perry Subculture and named by Iggy Pop as one of his favourite bands and dubbed by the legendary Danny Fields as 'the future of rock and roll'. Both singles 'Twentynothing' and 'Weigh In' were put in Spotify's 'Punked' playlist. Inspiration from the EP came from social media, tabloid journalism, normal journalism (which is virtually nonexistent) and self-congratulatory Facebook essays. Almost all of the writing for the EP was done at the shipping container the band rehearse at which the band use a base.
Alongside relentless gigging and touring, they played a busy festival season including Isle of Wight, Reading Festival, Liverpool Soundcity, The Great Escape, Dot to Dot, Camden Rocks, Y Not Festival and invited to talk on the panel at the industry conference Off the Record in Manchester.
The band are currently planning some big tours in the UK and Europe and talking to record labels to find the best home for the batch of new tracks the band currently have recorded. There are some huge announcement to be made from the band in the coming months.