Listed as one of our top seven UK bands the US show be listening to, False Heads are made up of East London boys Luke Griffiths ( Vocals/Guitar ), Jake Elliot ( Bass ) and Barney Nash ( Drums ). They have been on our radar since Alan, our honorary rock boy, brought them to our attention. Their music is hard and loud, what rock and roll should sound like, and gaining the attention of greats such as Iggy Pop.
It only seemed natural, that the next step to introduce this band to the US, was to have a chat with leadman Luke…..
Please tell us a bit about False Heads and a random fact about each member.
We were all friends and secondary school. Jake and Barney were in a band. I went to uni to make a band. That failed miserably. I then came back and made a band with Jake and Barney and the rest is history, kinda. A random fact? ermmm, I pissed on Jakes’ head whilst he was asleep at Reading Festival, Jake has a masters in English and Barney has seven toes.
You have been busy gigging this year, tell us about your most stand out gig.
Isle of Wight for sure. Fucking amazing. Playing a rammed tent at a major festival, just nothing beats it. Nothing.
What song, when played live, seems to connect with your crowd the most.
Describe your music to our readers
Crack Rock Snot Pop
Barney did, Jake and I didn’t really but my dad loves pretty decent music and same goes with Jake.
What is the first song you remember hearing that played on you emotionally
Ah that’s such a difficult question haha I’ve got like five that made me feel something really odd, weird and kinda deeply miserable at just how beautiful the songs were. Something in the Way by Nirvana, Where is My Mind? by the Pixies, Karma Police by Radiohead, Oh Well, Okay by Elliott Smith and Wonderwall by Oasis.
Is there a certain band or artist that made you want to start playing music
Kiss Me by Sixpence in your pocket and none the wiser or richer or whatever the fuck they are called
A song you would dedicate to a girl
Three essential songs for any road trip
22nd September – Sticky Mikes // Brighton
Parting words for our readers