Combining the filthiest of fuzzed up guitars with shimmering power pop choruses, Mancunian trio False Advertising are our rose-tinted recollections of early nineties MTV made flesh (because it was wall to wall Nirvana, Weezer and Pavement back then, right?).
The band have just announced an extensive autumn UK tour and an accompanying EP I Would be So Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring, which will only be available in cassette form from the live shows. Today’s track ‘Honest’ is just one of the slacker pop treats contained within, and the accompanying video and its riffs on the band’s name is a joy in itself.
They’ve also taken part in an interesting new project aimed at supporting young people to use creative writing and music to talk openly, confidently and safely about what’s on their mind. The Three Minute Heroes Project gives young people attending schools in Hull and East Yorkshire the opportunity to anonymously submit lyrics which are then given to bands to create an original song. All 15 tracks, including False Advertising’s ‘It’s Been a While’ are available to download free from Bandcamp.
False Advertising UK Tour:
05 August – Hull – Humber Street Sesh Festival
08 September – Leicester – Soundhouse
15 September – Head For The Hills Festival
22 September – Stowmarket – John Peel Centre
23 September – Norwich – Owl Sanctuary
28 September – London – The Old Blue Last (Free Entry)
29 September – Brighton – Green Door Store
30 September – Chelmsford – Bassment
06 October – Guildford – The Star
07 October – Basingstoke – The Sanctuary
12 October – Manchester – Indie Week Europe
13 October – Durham – The Empty Shop
14 October – Newcastle – Little Buildings
15 October – Sunderland – Independent
20 October – Chester – Live Rooms
21 October – Cardiff – Swn Festival
26 October – Hull – The New Adelphi Club
30 October – Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge