Emerging from humble DIY beginnings in Manchester, having spent years honing their craft by self-recording and self-releasing their own take on alternative, grungy alternative rock. 2019 saw False Advertising finally release their debut album, Brainfreeze in November via Alcopop! Records. Recorded at Paul Epworth’s The Church Studios in London, the whole thing sees them confidently taking the next step, proving there’s more to them than a scrappy DIY punk band from Manchester. “We're better musicians, we're better songwriters, we wanted to make the best record we could.” adds Jen.
United by a common thread, Chris and Jen wrote songs about exploring “those feelings of being trapped or that your decisions aren’t your own, and so it can feel like a brainfreeze,” offers Chris. “I wanted it to build on the chaotic energy as our previous work, but on a much bigger scale,” offers Jen.
Over the last few years, the band have honed their ferocious live performances, supporting everyone from The Amazons and IDLES to Everything Everything. They played SXSW, were invited by Robert Smith to play his edition of Meltdown festival alongside Deftones and Nine Inch Nails and put in appearances everywhere from Kendal Calling, Truck Festival and 2000 Trees to South Korea’s Zandari Festa. The music keeps coming, and so does the acclaim, with the band finding support from the likes of NME, Kerrang!, Dork and DIY alongside BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and many others. It’s been all go.