False Heads — It’s All There But You’re Dreaming (13 March 2020)
•» False Heads nepochybně patří k nejsledovanějším britským kapelám posledních několika let. Vydali se na cestu sociálních věcí, kulturních diskusních míst, politických názorů a všeho mezi tím. Je to všechno tam, ale ty sníš témata, o nichž Luke Griffiths, Jake Elliott a Barney Nash otevřeně hovořili ve svých textech od samotného počátku, čímž si z tohoto alba vytvořili vlastní hudební časovou osu.
•» London’s False Heads are about to release their debut album. ‘It’s All There But You’re Dreaming’ is a culmination of 4+ years of hard work from the post~punk trio, who have been going in at full pelt since 2015. The 12 tracks delve deep into the world of gnarly, outspoken real~talk, riff~heavy rock music delivered with maximum authenticity and passion, and they land on Friday 13th March 2020. The closing track of the record ‘Rabbit Hole’ will join 2019’s ‘Fall Around’ as the opening two singles of the album. Perfectly demonstrating the versatility in False Heads’ sound, ‘Rabbit Hole’ holds no punches with its devastating guitar work, explosive drops and overall monstrous impact. ‘Fall Around’ is undeniably catchy, with delicate vocal harmonies and an addictive sing~along chorus that will be rattling around venues in no time. Previously released tracks ‘Twenty Nothing,’ ‘Slew,’ ‘Help Yourself,’ ‘Wrap Up’ and ‘Slease’ get a production overhaul, adding a whole new dimension to their original releases. They will join new songs; ‘Whatever You Please,’ ‘Ink,’ ‘Comfort Consumption,’ ‘Come At The King’ and ‘Steady On Your Knees’ to complete the line~up 5 tracks of brutal awareness, dark, grooving basslines, solid~as~a~rock drumming, snarling vocals and overflowing riffs from the get~go. Without a doubt one of the most followed up and coming UK bands from the last few years, False Heads have delivered a journey of social subject matters, cultural talking points, political opinions and everything in between. ‘It’s All There, But You’re Dreaming’ tackles topics that Luke Griffiths, Jake Elliott and Barney Nash have openly talked about in their lyrics since starting out, making this album their own musical timeline.
Location: London, UK
Album release: 13 March 2020
Record Label: Lovers Music
01. Whatever You Please 2:42
02. Fall Around 3:23
03. Ink 3:12
04. Twenty Nothing 3:51
05. Slew 3:43
06. Comfort Consumption 3:35
07. Come at the King 2:50
08. Help Yourself 3:04
09. Slease 3:14
10. Steady on Your Knees 2:55
11. Wrap Up 3:49
12. Rabbit Hole 3:59
℗ 2020 Lovers Music
•» Luke Griffiths (Vocals/Guitar),
•» Jake Elliott (Bass) and
•» Barney Nash (Drums/Vocals)
By Dave Beech | 19 MARCH 2020, 12:01 GMT | Score: 8,5
Ψ Where punk once provided a voice for the marginalised, in this day and age those margins are getting wider, and the current social and political climate of the UK is providing the perfect breeding ground for a new generation. Enter, False Heads.
Ψ Since their inception back in 2015, the London trio have established themselves as a mouthpiece for a disaffected generation; their uncompromising and idiosyncratic brand of garage punk, both anarchic and accessible, perfectly dissecting the increasingly chaotic world we live in.
Ψ The band’s debut, It’s All There But You’re Dreaming, has been a long time in the making, though its release couldn’t feel more timely. Following a smattering of well~received EPs and singles, it’s 12 tracks of reckless riffing, chunky bass hooks and snarling snotty vocals that perfectly convey the contempt in which False Heads hold modern~day life.
Ψ A few tracks will be somewhat familiar to those who have followed the band since the early days; previous singles “Help Yourself”, “Slew” and “Slease” all benefit from a production tart~up, the latter of which possessing more piss and vinegar than ever before. However, it’s the new offerings that provide the record’s most interesting facet. Opener “Whatever You Please” begins with a mournful lope, building towards an inevitable chaotic crescendo — it’s pure False Heads, just not as we know them. Elsewhere “Ink” is built around deep bass grooves that draw straight from ‘90s nu~metal, while “Comfort Consumption” is arguably the biggest surprise. Built around poppy melodies and almost~jangly guitars, it could be an early Ash B~side, sharing more in common with college rock than the punk of previous tracks.
Ψ A record that feels both timely and long overdue, It’s All There But You’re Dreaming is the culmination of the last four years of False Heads. While that’s the case for most debut albums, it often leads to records feeling mismatched and disjointed. Here it’s nothing but cohesive, allowing for a record to feel both vital and considered. You need to hear this album.
Words by Matthew Brocklehurst
PAUL CARR | 18 Mar 2020 | Score: 8