Manchester three-piece False Advertising will release their debut full length album Brainfreeze on 8 November, followed by a 10 date UK tour.
The tour follows a busy summer which has seen the band tour with Jamie Lenman, headline shows across the country and appearance at Truck, Tramlines, The Great Escape, 200 Trees and more.
Brainfreeze saw Jen Hingley and Chris Warr united by a common thread exploring what Chris describes as “those feelings of being trapped or that your decisions aren’t your own, and so it can feel like a brainfreeze.”
The album looks at a variety of themes from defiance and self-discovery, to the way you are view by other people; from shared loss to anger and frustration. So Long sees Jen work through the death of her mother with heartbreaking honesty. “I get a lot of catharsis from False Advertising and what it allows me to do. I get to stand on stage, jump around, sing loudly and be heard. The best thing is when you’re going through that therapy and you can see that it might be prompting other people to have a similar reaction.”
The album isn’t averse to taking on political positions as he explains, “I’ve always written politically charged lyrics. There’s always been some sort of blame at society or some levelling against some mystical protagonist or Orwellian grand puppeteer that’s running the show. I don’t believe there’s an almighty evil ruler, but I appreciate it can feel like that sometimes, particularly when you cant seem to catch a break in life.”
When do False Advertising perform in Manchester?
False Advertising headline at Manchester’s Fairfield Social Club on 9 November 2019. The Manchester gig is one of ten UK dates they are playing:
9 November – Manchester, Fairfield Social Club
10 November – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
11 November – Newcastle, Head of Steam
13 November – Leeds, Key Club
14 November – Glasgow, King Tuts
16 November – Cardiff, The Big Top
17 November – Bristol, Crofters Rights
18 November – London, The Black Heart
19 November – Brighton, The Prince Albert
20 November – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
Author: Mark Kelly
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