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(IAM)WARFACE is an Electro Rock Band formed in Brighton and London in 2016, consisting of Matt Warneford, Lou Matthews, Tom Howe, Mike Smith and Adam Stanley. The name is a metaphor for their own style of bombastic high-energy music.
(IAM)WARFACE have taken the pop route but they keep it dangerous with a fusion of 80’s style vocals, abstract guitars, moody layered synth riffs and pounding drum beats.
(IAM)WARFACE have been influenced by many peers such as Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Kasabian, Muse, Big Black Delta, Nero, Queens of the Stone Age, Tears For Fears, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Keys and MGMT.
They have just finished touring sold out support gigs with Gary Numan (including Leamington Assembly capacity 1500) where they proved so popular to the Numanoids, calling them: "The best Numan support act in fifteen years". Not ordinarily a fan-base who are easily swayed - they're now actively supporting (IAM)WARFACE online, at gigs, buying their music and following them in droves! In addition Mr Numan also wants the band back as support for his next tour.
The band was started by Matt Warneford after realising that after years of playing in bands with people that didn't share the same vision, he decided to go solo and start writing for himself. This let to him meeting Louis Matthews over a mutual love of Star Wars. He was looking to form a band to play his distinctive style of "Rocktronica" and Lou was the perfect fit as guitarist. After giving him the songs, Lou learned them all within 24 hours so they then started about recruiting a bass player, drummer and keyboard player. Mike Smith was the first to step up as bass player and soon fitted in perfectly. Then he brought along Tom Howe as resident DJ synth player and soon followed Adam Stanley on drums. Their debut track has been used by Sky Sports for their promos and has so far notched up thousands of plays on spotify and iTunes. They are currently working on their debut album called "Atomic White Gold' which is due for release sometime in 2018.