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“Touchingly Gauche” -MOJO
"Languid indie songcraft that fuses deeply British melancholy with a distinct sense of glamour” - CLASH
“A The National-esque rouser meets The Divine Comedy” - THE CRACK
“Flowing with the deep melancholy of frontman Will Charlton’s vocals, alongside delicate
harmonies and a rich orchestral grandeur, it’s a truly majestic creation” - GIGSLUTZ
“Reminiscent of Morrissey with his emotional turmoil, Bowie’s delicate flamboyance and
Bryan Ferry with his sharp sartorial standards. Conveys an array of innate emotion” - PENNY BLACK MUSIC
With a distinctly British sound evoked by a yearning heart and the dizzy inertia of youth, The New Faith's uproarious soundtrack to growing up is the product of small town dreams, failure, control and loss. Balancing melodic genius with lyrical brilliance, their grandiose yet melancholic sound features gospel choirs and orchestral strings, laced with an addictive pop sensibility that is at once haunting, beautiful, uplifting and heartfelt.
Hailing from Brighton, TNF is fronted by singer and songwriter Will Charlton, whose sublimely
controlled baritone croon sits a-top a wall of guitar and the orchestral arrangements of a band
whose sound flits between tender and grandeur. Based around family, love and personal battles,
youth and adulthood, and co-written with guitarist Sam Baldwin, the record’s fourteen reflective
songs narrate Wills different relationships as he relocated between towns and territories.
Describing the content of ‘Me On You’, he states that the tracklisting reflects the story from
beginning to end. I moved to Berlin to follow the European Dream, had a break up and moved
to Brighton not knowing where I really wanted to be. I tried to write songs to close the chapter.
The idea is that as well as being a narrative of the past, the album is also an account of my relations with other people.
Debut album, 'Me On You' is mixed and produced by Dave Izumi, whose flair and flavour comes from his
beautifully crafted Echo Zoo Studios in Eastbourne. Full of reel to reel tape machines, old
synths, steinway pianos, a rhino’s head, a mousse’s head and Tony Visconti’s old mixer. It sees the band reproduce their highly original songs, handpicked from late night sessions and
hours of bedroom recordings and home demos. Two years and a day since Dave first heard the
band and called saying he wanted to record them, The New Faith have created a peerless union
of relatable lyrics, traditional songwriting and audacious arrangements; a stunning songbook filled with variety and colour.