False Advertising – Fairfield Social Club.
A stone’s throw from Piccadilly Station is Temperance St, home to the Mayfield Depot, which is the residency for the Warehouse project, (which having walked past last night sounded banging by the way). However, walk a little further and you’ll come across the the Fairfield Social Club, which tonight played host to an alt-rock showcase headlined by Manchester trio, False Advertising.
The three piece (Jen Hingley on guitar/vocals, Chris Warr on drums and Josh Sellers on bass) are out in support of their second album Brainfreeze. The band arrive on stage and smash through an hour long set at break-neck speed, seldom taking the foot off the gas. Songs like Influenza and You Weren’t in my Dreams have a dirty, scuzzy but high octane vibe to them. Songs You Said and Wasted Days couldn’t be further apart from each other, with the former a power pop number and the latter a punk-fuelled barn burner.
What is abundantly apparent from this performance is how much confidence this band have, not just in themselves but also in their material. This is a fierce performance that had the crowd rocking their heads back and forth; there’ll be a few sore necks today. False Advertising look to take on the world and on the basis of tonight’s show they look more than ready.
Just a quick mention to the bands Commercial Break,The Hyena Kills, and Gaffa Tape Sandy who were the support for tonight and certainly made the most of their time and will all be names to look out for on the grunge and alt-rock scene.
For tour dates and tickets see http://www.falseadvertising.co/live/