With the colder weather now truly upon us, we thought we’d get you up to speed on the key outerwear for this season with a full guide and an exclusive video. But no video would be complete without a fitting soundtrack. That’s where an exciting four-piece band from the south of England come in.
Faux have been steadily making waves in their local scene for a couple of years now, playing at intimate venues and festivals whilst building a solid reputation as a high-energy and talented group of lads. This year it seems all that hard graft is finally starting to pay dividends as they’ve had a slew of shows across the continent and been able to get their Inhale EP pressed to vinyl – a proud moment for any band. We wanted to delve deeper, though, so caught up with drummer, James, to get to know the band behind the music a little more.
First off, how’s your year been? Any major highlights?
Our year has been amazing thank you. We kicked off with a tour of mainland Europe which was so much fun and a completely new experience for all of us. Through the summer we got some festival experience through playing Teddy Rocks, Basingstoke Live and we won the opportunity to play at Common People Festival via a competition ran by our local venue The Joiners. Last but by no means least, we released our second EP Inhale which was a great feeling especially to have it on vinyl! That’s been a dream for a long time.
What projects have you been working on recently we can know about?
We have just recorded a new single which will be titled ‘Hot Headed’ and are shooting a music video for it in mid-December, currently being planned and arranged with our good friend Ben Pollard.
Who else in the rock/ indie scene is impressing you at the moment?
We are really into the new Blossoms album at the moment! It’s a great piece and holds together the pop/alt-rock merge that we try and project very well.
If you could collaborate with anyone, past or present, who would it be?
It would be amazing to collaborate with an orchestra, as The 1975 have done recently. If it was a live lounge setting, someone like Foals or Bombay Bicycle Club would be sweet!
Where can we catch you playing over the rest of the year?
Our remaining shows this year are:
27/11 – The Anvil, Bournemouth,
30/11 – Tooting and Tram Social, London,
9/12 – The Joiners, Southampton
16/12 – Birdcage, Portsmouth
Any pre-show rituals?
We used to have one that involved a variation of a high five but we won’t go in to the details of that…
1 piece of clothing you can’t live without?
Black skinny jeans… 100%
Any trends at the moment you’re loving?
We’re all quite classic in this sense, we like our black jeans, chequered shirts, wax jackets, bomber jackets, denim jackets, cable knit jumpers and luckily that appears to be in fashion right now, but our latest addition I would say is pastel pink / salmon.
And any you’re hating?
Dropped crotch jeans, are they still a thing? Ain’t nobody got time for that…
Biggest style icon for you?
I don’t want to say Bowie as he is everyone’s style icon but he had the whole ‘appear as yourself and don’t care how accepting people are’ down pretty good right? Otherwise we think the Don Broco lads are always very well suited and booted!