It's been a while since we featured some straight up pop rock on this here blog. Too long in fact, too god damn long. So it's a pleasure to introduce you to UK four piece Faux.
Hailing from Southampton, the band released a four track EP last year and are about to join Counterfeit on their UK tour this April. They've also just released a brand new video for stand out track Hot Headed, which features a couple of vocal melodies that you won't be able to shake off easily.
“Hot Headed combines our love of intricate musicianship and pop melodies; lyrically it explores the struggle of big personalities in small tight friendship groups."
Singer Lee Male was kind enough to answer the now infamous introducing questionnaire below. He proclaims his love (and hatred) for Brand New as well as progressively becoming less coherent as the questions go on. Rock n roll ain't an easy gig though, so we'll let him off.
1. What is your favourite album and why?
Deja Entendu by Brand New, purely because it was the first album that I really felt was a single piece, not just a collection of songs.
2. What is your least favourite album and why?
Deja Entendu by Brand New, I've listened to it too much.
3. If you had to describe your music in three words, what would they be?
Indie. Pop. Emo.
4. What made you start making music?
I think just the idea of being creative with friends sounded really appealing, I went straight from being a bedroom guitarist to being in a punk band that only played originals so I didn't do the whole Green Day/Blink 182 covers band that most kids got to have fun with but maybe it's not too late?
5. Favourite swear word?
I'm going to have to go with shit.
6. If you could create a band from musicians (excluding yourselves) living or dead, who would you choose?
Me on lead Theremin, Elvis on Hornucopian dronepipe, Prince on Sharpsichord, Kurt Cobain on Cross-Grainger Kangaroo-Pouch Tone-Tool and The guy on second violin from the titanic on Drums.
7. Obvious musical skills aside, do any of you have any secret talents?
James is really good at looking like Ron Weasley oh and Luke can strawpedo a bottle of red wine.
8. What is your favourite childhood TV show?
Kenan and Kel for sure! Iiiiiiiii put the screeeeeeeew in the tuna!
9. If you weren't making music, what profession would you like to attempt and why?
I would like to be the Tri-Wizard champion, I know that it would be a very risky career path as the competition is strong and you only get one real shot but I feel the eternal glory our weighs that.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Everything you can see is made of garlic bread.
You can catch Faux live on the following dates:
18.4 – Leeds, Key Club
19.4 – Manchester, Academy 3
20.4 – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
21.4 – Glasgow, Stereo
22.4 – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
23.4 – Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
25.4 – Bristol, Fleece
26.4 – London, Underworld
28.4 – Teddy Rocks Festival, Dorset
28.4 – Southampton, Joiners
29.4 – Brighton, Haunt