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March 12th, 2014

Future Hits 169: Falls

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Falls
From: Flintshire, North Wales
Lazy equation: Pulled Apart By Horses x Baby Godzilla
URL: Website // Facebook // Twitter 

Thrash Hits verdict: It’s easy to become disenchanted with the UK rock scene. There are one too many Britrock bore-offs peddling a dull as fuck brand of watching-paint-dry-core right now. Luckily we also have bands like Welsh loons Falls to provide an antidote. Dealing in the same breed of erratic rock as the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses, while packing in big choruses and causing Baby Godzilla levels of bedlam when they play live, they’re certainly more exciting than anything you’ll hear on the likes of Cavalier Youth.

Describe your sound in 3 words.
Not Simply Red.

What made you want to start a band?
A combined desire to negate traditional “rock star” sentiment in favour of making people wiggle things to our music.

What are your influences?
Mastodon, System of a Down, Rammstein, Every Time I Die, ABBA and Madonna’s earlier work.

What bands do you consider as part of your scene or as your peers?
We love big fat fucking riffs, so bands like Baby Godzilla, Hawk Eyes, Doppelgänger, Aeroplane Flies High, Beard of Wolves and Scouts are all dead good at that.

With which band would your dream tour be?
I think we all agree that we’d make great tour buddies for Haim. Or Pulled Apart By Horses.

Have there been any gig highlights so far?
We recently played for Artrocker as part of their New Blood festival with Antlered Man, and that was really, really great. We also played a tiny room in a bizzare yet brilliant Welsh town called Llanidloes and the crowd were insane and one of them was wearing an Avril Lavigne t-shirt so….yeah.

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When and how did playing guitars over members of the audience come about?
I honestly have no idea. I think it might have come about because we didn’t think the crowd had felt enough of our tender, warm touch.

We noticed you name check East 17 in one of your songs. Who is the Brian Harvey of the group?
Martin, our frontman, is constantly injuring himself in a bizarre series of events, such as tearing the sciatic nerve in his back whilst hoovering his flat. So, yeah. That.

What have you got planned for the future? Album? Touring?
We’ve got a four track EP coming out very soon (details TBC) followed by playing anywhere that hasn’t already had enough of us.

What have you got planned for the future? Album? Touring?
We’ve got a new four track EP coming out very soon (details TBC) followed by playing anywhere that hasn’t already had enough of us.

What would you say to someone who said “When we’ve already got Baby Godzilla, Pulled Apart By Horses and Turbowolf, why do we need you?”?
We’ve got riffs and pop choruses and bits that make you wiggle and bits that don’t.

Tell us a joke.

I had to Google “Brian Harvey”

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Falls have an EP of their demos available on their Bandcamp page as a pay-what-you-want download. That means it’s free if you want, so go pick up a copy. They’ll have that aforementioned new EP out later this year.

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