Loved by Iggy Pop and hoping that “one day music with some beauty and reality can enter popular culture again and wipe out Lad Bible artists like Lewis Capaldi”, we had a lovely chat with upcoming British punks False Heads
Upon the first time of hearing False Heads’ abrasive and uncompromising sound, it easy to imagine hearing it performed in a sweaty room to sea of limbs and lager. Acclaimed by punk icon Iggy Pop, False Heads make music for the disenfranchised among us, looking to push the envelope and challenge the status quo.
Their punk sound harks back to the past, but in 2019’s broken Britain, at a time where things feel almost more fractured and tense than ever, the subject matter has never felt more appropriate.
We caught up with the trio to find out a little more about their sharp edged sound and the place that it comes from.
Who TF are False Heads?
We’re three friendly wronguns from East London / Essex that attempt Grease songs every once in a while.
How long have you been making music?
Us three have been doing it for four years and we’ve all been in different bands and been making music for over 10 years now probably. Since we were kids. We all met at the same school.
Why do you make music?
It’s one of only true outlet for us when the world is this bleak. It’s the only thing I’m (Luke) half good at and one of the only true things I love. And in the hope that one day music with some beauty and reality can enter popular culture again and wipe out Lad Bible artists like Lewis Capaldi.
What are your biggest influences?
Radiohead. Christopher Hitchens. Alan Moore. Nirvana. Pixies. Elliott Smith and Eminem.
What would you say has been your best moment so far?
Inmusic festival mainstage in 2018 before David Byrne and Queens of The Stone Age. That was something else.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
I honestly don’t know. Something that relates to them, makes them question authority and themselves maybe. Question the people in the media and Twitter millionaires telling them everything will be all right as long as they stay in their tribe and hate the other one. But at the same time to just enjoy it and move them in any way is enough for me
What’s your dream “I’ve made it” moment?
Being famous enough to tell Piers Morgan to fuck off on Good Morning.
We love your latest single ‘Fall Around’, could you tell us some more about it?
Thank you very much! It was an attempt to write an upbeat punk Elliott Smith song (10 points if you can guess the song it was sort of ripping off) and it came out like a weird pixies/britpop hybrid. Lyrically it was just sarcasm and confusion against abrahamic religion but then sort of against tribalism as a whole, which I think we have had more than fucking enough of.
What should we expect from your upcoming debut album?
We’d like to think it’s quite varied. We did genuinely pour everything into it and we were all going through stuff internally and felt lost and isolated externally from an increasingly isolating world so there’s sort of weird inside/out lyrically theme on it. Musically I think it takes on every side of the band and hopefully we pulled it off.
What else does the future have in store for False Heads?
Lots of tours and more tunes. And me on GMT.
And finally, who is your biggest fan right now?
Danny Fields or Iggy Pop baby.