False Advertising

Live Act Indie/Alternative Alternative Grunge Post-Punk Rock
False Advertising - Indie/Alternative Alternative Grunge Post-Punk Rock Live Act in Manchester

False Advertising Short Info

In the grand scheme of caring about stuff, no one would have thought that anyone would have cared about False Advertising, a mere three-piece alternative band with a mildly topical name. But after recently releasing their most recent EP ‘I Would Be So Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring’ to rapturous praise, it’s possible to say that an increasing number of people do now care about False Advertising.

Last year, NME called their brand of slacker-rock ‘delightful’, Steve Lamacq praised their ferocity upon catching their SXSW set, Everything Everything cited them as ‘their favourite new band’ while speaking live on Radio 1, shortly before inviting the band to support them. After neglecting to hold the lift door open at an airport for Idles, the band were somehow asked to support them too. Jen was voted 8th ‘Best New Guitarist In The World’ in Total Guitar and to top it off – they’ve been invited to play on the main stage at this year’s Kendal Calling.

Venting the heightened emotions of frustration that unite many of us through sheer noise and energy, whilst deftly mixing grunge with alternative rock, critics have compared the group to Verruca Salt, The Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage. Lyrically half pop culture junkie, half moronic anti-anthem; the instrument-swapping trio’s songs are laced with equal parts of joyful catharsis and dissonance, their changeable attitude to front-person and drummer fostering inclusivity and a sense of unpredictability.

Unashamedly independent and multi-disciplinary in their approach, members of False Advertising also work tirelessly behind the scenes on creative projects with a growing list of well known artists – including production for The Orielles and design work for The Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher. A creative force to be reckoned with, they are currently working on their own new album at Paul Epworth’s Church Studios which is due out towards the end of the year.

"One of SXSW's revelations, delivering raw, emotion-laced grunge with serious staying power.” - DIY

“Raucous, accessible and with plenty to say, False Advertising are more than worthy of their hype.” - For The Rabbits

"Hook-heavy fuzz freaks.” - NME

"A really, really tight, ferocious three piece, you should check them out.” - Everything Everything (live on Radio 1)

"They deliver the kind of riffs that will have fans of '90s alt-rock digging plaid shirts back out of wardrobes.” - Total Guitar

“False Advertising continue to show us all exactly why they're one of the hottest new bands to keep your eyes and ears on.” - Popped Music

In the grand scheme of caring about stuff, no one would have thought that anyone would have cared about False Advertising, a mere three-piece alternative band with a mildly topical name. But after recently releasing their most recent EP ‘I Would Be So Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring’ to rapturous praise, it’s possible to say that an increasing number of people do now care about False Advertising.

Last year, NME called their brand of slacker-rock ‘delightful’, Steve Lamacq praised their ferocity upon catching their SXSW set, Everything Everything cited them as ‘their favourite new band’ while speaking live on Radio 1, shortly before ...

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False Advertising on Tour

  • 04 | 05 | 2018 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Sound City
  • 06 | 05 | 2018 Cardiff Pwer Festival
  • 19 | 05 | 2018 SHORRTS BAR THE GREAT ESCAPE Showcase (Alternative Escape)
  • 28 | 07 | 2018 Hackerthorpe Kendal Calling

Past Gigs False Advertising

  • 04 | 2018 London Sebright Arms
  • 04 | 2018 Manchester Soup Kitchen
  • 02 | 2018 London Dingwalls
  • 01 | 2018 Manchester Band On The Wall
  • 12 | 2017 Manchester Band On The Wall (w/ Everything Everything)
  • 05 | 2017 Brighton The Alternative Escape
  • 04 | 2017 Stockton on Tees Stockton Calling
  • 04 | 2017 Cardiff Wales Goes Pop Festival
  • 04 | 2017 Leeds The Chapel
  • 03 | 2017 Austin, Texas SXSW
  • 02 | 2017 Manchester Dive, NQ
  • 02 | 2017 Huddersfield Otso
  • 02 | 2017 London The Lock Tavern
  • 11 | 2016 Manchester Soup Kitchen
  • 10 | 2016 Manchester Neighbourhood Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Hull The New Adelphi
  • 09 | 2016 London The Unicorn
  • 08 | 2016 Scunthorpe Lincoln Imp
  • 08 | 2016 Hull Humber Street Sesh Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Penrith Kendal Calling
  • 07 | 2016 Wakefield Clarence Park Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool Sound City Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Sound City Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool Buyers Club
  • 05 | 2016 Manchester AATMA
  • 05 | 2016 Leeds Santiago's
  • 04 | 2016 Liverpool Smithdown Road Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Keighley The Exchange
  • 04 | 2016 Newcastle Little Rooms
  • 04 | 2016 Liquor Lincoln
  • 04 | 2016 London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
  • 04 | 2016 Derby The Venue
  • 02 | 2016 Manchester Gullivers
  • 02 | 2016 Manchester Academy 2 (w/ Bob Mould)
  • 12 | 2015 London New Cross Inn
  • 12 | 2015 London Old Blue Last
  • 11 | 2015 Sheffield The Washington
  • 11 | 2015 Manchester Deaf Institute (w/ The Hyena Kill)
  • 10 | 2015 Leeds Oxjam
  • 10 | 2015 Manchester A Carefully Planned Festival
  • 10 | 2015 Manchester Soup Kitchen
  • 09 | 2015 Manchester Deaf Institute (w/ Menace Beach)
  • 09 | 2015 Leeds Milo Bar (w/ Odd Rival)
  • 09 | 2015 Manchester Academy 3 (w/ Jolanga)
  • 08 | 2015 Lincoln Liquor (w/ Blind Wives)
  • 07 | 2015 Stockport Blackthorn Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Manchester Night and Day
  • 05 | 2015 Manchester Chorlton Arts Festival (w/ Young Knives)
  • 05 | 2015 Manchester Dot to Dot Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Manchester Deaf Institute (w/ Turrentine Jones)

Discography False Advertising

  • 2017 I Would Be So Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring EP |
  • 2016 Give It Your Worst Single | Too Pure Singles Club
  • 2016 Brainless EP |
  • 2015 False Advertising Album |

Media

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Fan Radar

5,691 Fans
23,092 Plays
2,121 Follower

Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Jen Hingley Vocals / Guitar / Drums
  • Chris Warr Vocals / Guitar / Drums
  • Josh Sellers Bass

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