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FALSE ADVERTISING (Manchester, UK) are a three-piece indie rock band who make pop songs – drenched in noise. Aiming to remind the world what’s always been so vital about raw, energetic, live music; they have spent the last 18 months developing a name for themselves on the UK live circuit with their loud, instrument-swapping show. Their entirely self-recorded releases ‘False Advertising’ (album), ‘Brainless’ (EP) and ‘Give It Your Worst / Scars’ (7″ single), alongside self-made music videos and artwork helping the band to become renowned for their DIY ethos and authenticity.
Their 2017 tour follows a string of successes, coming hot on the heels of a busy summer 2016 playing a number of big festival slots, such as Kendal Calling and Liverpool Sound City. With tracks from the Brainless EP seeing support from Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music / Introducing), John Kennedy (Radio X), and Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio). Their last single Give It Your Worst / Scars was released on vinyl via the legendary Too Pure Singles Club label (Hookworms, Pulled Apart by Horses). Which isn’t bad, considering Jen, Chris and Josh have until now self-produced all of their music in garages and living rooms.
The band have recently shared the stage with Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü), Pins, The Garden and Menace Beach, their performances winning praise from publications including Total Guitar, Drowned In Sound and DIY. Their strong reputation also saw them win PRS’s Flash Funding for live performance for their first ever UK tour in 2016.
“Bright and just erring on the right side of bratty, False Advertising’s spiky punk-pop is as confident as they come.” – DIY
“If False Advertising have reached such a solid level of musicianship within the space of a year, there’s no telling what levels they’ll reach after this” – Punktastic
“Brainless is a celebration of how good – and powerful – it feels to be noisy, in the spirit of a free-wheeler down a steep hill with the sun in your eyes. Breathless, grubby, reckless fun.” – The Skinny
“New cut ‘Sigh’ is a feral return, outwardly raucous but dealing with moments of very real pain.” – Clash Music