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

Formed in Manchester in 2015, False Advertising are dual vocalist / guitarist / drummers Jen Hingley and Chris Warr, and Josh Sellers on Bass.

Fusing killer sweet snarling hooks with a cathartic hit of fuzz-guitar, the fiercely independent trio have developed as much of a name for themselves in the UK as "The ultimate DIY band" as they have for their authentic as hell, energetic, instrument-swapping performances.

A whirlwind 12 months have catapulted the three friends from self-recording their own tracks in a garage to making their American debut at one of the most hyped SXSW showcases, being personally chosen to support Everything Everything and being thrown out of their own Abbey Road session by the studio next door for 'being too loud'. In the process, the band and their most recent EP 'I Would Be so Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring' have not so quietly won over Mark Radcliffe (BBC 6 Music), Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), Huw Stephens (Radio 1), John Kennedy (Radio X), seen them feature in NME as "ones to watch" alongside coverage in DIY, Mojo, Drowned In Sound, Total Guitar and The Guardian.

Honing their guttural sound whilst touring extensively and playing to packed out crowds in the UK and Europe, the band have racked up sought after support slots along the way with Everything Everything, Idles, The Garden, The Amazons, Pins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü). The band are currently working on new music due out in the new year, which they will begin showcasing with an NME booked date this December.

"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

"If Pearl Jam tried their hand at some slacker-rock, False Advertising's delightful new EP 'I Would Be So Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring' my be the result” - 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

Formed in Manchester in 2015, False Advertising are dual vocalist / guitarist / drummers Jen Hingley and Chris Warr, and Josh Sellers on Bass.

Fusing killer sweet snarling hooks with a cathartic hit of fuzz-guitar, the fiercely independent trio have developed as much of a name for themselves in the UK as "The ultimate DIY band" as they have for their authentic as hell, energetic, instrument-swapping performances.

A whirlwind 12 months have catapulted the three friends from self-recording their own tracks in a garage to making their American debut at one of the most hyped SXSW showcases, being personally chosen to support Everything Every...

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Past Gigs False Advertising

  • 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 Manchester Deaf Institute (w/ The Hyena Kill)
  • 11 | 2015 Sheffield The Washington
  • 10 | 2015 Leeds Oxjam
  • 10 | 2015 Manchester Soup Kitchen
  • 10 | 2015 Manchester A Carefully Planned Festival
  • 09 | 2015 Leeds Milo Bar (w/ Odd Rival)
  • 09 | 2015 Manchester Academy 3 (w/ Jolanga)
  • 09 | 2015 Manchester Deaf Institute (w/ Menace Beach)
  • 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

5,104 Fans
20,516 Plays
2,030 Follower

Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

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

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