Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Intoxicating Swagger of RETINA by False Heads

Listen to RETINA by False Heads out of East London and Essex haunts and your face may contort to an upside down grin as your eyes squint and your pupils turn red as your grab for that half drank bottle of Jack Daniels and swagger down back allies looking for a fight. Ok, maybe that's just me. But seriously between Luke Griffiths' snarling very British vocal performance and grunge laden guitar lines, Barney Nash's heavy handed drumming and Jake Elliott's potent bass lines the aesthetic feels darkly intoxicating.
Robb Donker


 FALSE HEADS formed in 2016, rising from the ashes of previous 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 half empty rooms in London and across the South, to supporting The Libertines, Josh Homme & Band Of Skulls, the band emerge this spring for their own headline tour and debut shows in Europe. Culminating in launching the single at a packed out headline show at the iconic Dingwalls in Camden.

New single ‘Retina’ combines jagged riffs, a hum-along chorus with a ballistic crescendo bold enough to announce their intentions from a low earth orbit. ‘Retina’ was produced by Jonathan Hacks at Grand Cru studios, Pete Townsend’s converted barge moored on The Thames, London.
FALSE HEADS are Barney Nash (Vocals & Drums), Luke Griffiths (Vocals & Guitar) and Jake Elliott (Bass).

‘Retina’ follows their previous releases ‘Twentynothing’, ‘Weigh In’, ‘Thick Skin’ and ‘Steal And Cheat’.
Airplay includes Huw Stephens, Ollie Winiberg, BBC Radio 1; Iggy Pop, Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music; Gary Crowley, BBC Introducing London; Ollie Winiberg, BBC Introducing Essex; Melita Dennett, BBC Introducing South; John Kennedy, Gordon Smart - This Feeling Track Of The Week, Radio X; Johnny Doom, Evening Playlisting, Kerrang! Radio, Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio; The Rodney Bingenheimer Show, Sirius XM.

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