False Heads are an East London-based, three piece rock/punk band consisting of Luke Griffiths (Vocals/Guitar), Jake Elliott (Bass) and Barney Nash (Drums/Vocals).
While playing at the Black Heart in Camden in November 2015, False Heads caught the attention of former Ramones manager Danny Fields. Fields began to take an interest in and to mentor the band, even declaring that they were “the future of Rock and Roll”.
After releasing a number of singles in 2016 and playing venues including the Roundhouse in July 2016 for the 30th anniversary of the Ramones’ performance there, False Heads released their debut EP Gutter Press in March 2017. The EP received critical acclaim and extensive radio play, both domestically and internationally. Alongside being played on Radio 1 and recording a live session on Radio X, Iggy Pop championed the band on his Radio 6 Music programme. In the United States Rodney Bingenheimer regularly praised the band and played Guitar Press tracks on his Sirius FM show. The band also performed at a number of festivals (including Isle of Wight, Y Not and Reading) and supported The Libertines on their ‘Tiddeley Om Pom Pom Tour’ later that year.
In November 2017 the band were included on the bill at “A Peaceful Noise”, a show celebrating the life of Nick Alexander, who was killed during the Bataclan terrorist attack in 2015. False Heads performed alongside Frank Turner, Band of Skulls and Josh Homme at the ULU in Bloomsbury, London.
False Heads were included in the Independent’s list of bands to watch in 2018, and plan to release their next single “Retina” on AWAL in March 2018.
For fans of: Nirvana, Pixies, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, The Clash