Genre: Crack punk-rock
So Iggy Pop has declared his commendations of this young band, saying “These kids make a lot of noise, I like it” and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s fair to say that there’s a hell of a buzz swirling around the young East London trio False Heads right now, and this new single represents their effortless response of ‘well…duh’.
‘Thick Skin‘ follows on from the successful ‘Steal & Cheat‘ which successfully got their name on all the right boards, and it similarly goes straight into the deep end from the first chord struck. As front man Luke‘s words of apathy slowly drip out the guitars are blaring and chaotic mess that you can’t help but get sucked into.
The chorus sees the group speed up the pace, it’s hard to tell if they are explosively riotous or indifferent as they sing “What a waste in the end” I don’t even think they know themselves but it is contagious. The music video for ‘Thick Skin‘ shows the three lads struggling to escape from a constrictive trap and tug-of-war, and despite it being filmed in a shitty field somewhere in true youthful angst style, this song could be related to a lot of different situations: whether it be on the road or in a small venue moshing your heart out, as long as you’ve got a Fosters (or any other substandard beer) in your hand False Heads will provide the perfect snotty-punk soundtrack.
One thing’s for sure, there’s a palpable excitement brewing around False Heads, and with a series of new releases set to follow across this year, it looks like their rise is only set to continue in 2016.
Check out the new music video: