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"Press Reviews"

Album/Review Quotes:

“Delivering serious minded poppy punk with a ragged edge and a half-buried hardcore bite – the songs are strong enough to make this worth a bet.”
3/5 - Kerrang!

“One of the most exiting bands around at the moment, at times punk, at times post hardcore then chilled out grooves. This band isn’t afraid of being dynamic, these guys are really interesting and refreshing as well as being bang on musicians. They wipe the floor with most of their UK peers. Buy this album”!
5/5 - Big Cheese

This is an album close to perfection, and quite simple my album of the year… it’s executed with such energy and passion. It’s the kind of albums that should be buried at fort knox, because it’s solid gold, and easily the most memorable album I’ve heard all year”
5/5 - Euro Punk

“This is a special CD from a special band, and its available now so what are you waiting for?”
4.5/5 - Punktastic

“…this five piece display all the fire, conviction and prowess without the tedious cut out cartoon caricatures that My Chemical Romance house. With an accomplished background, failsafe are putting in the ground work to be a great British Band.”
8/10 - Metal Hammer

“They’ve just finished recording their second album ‘The Truth Is…’ and seeing as they’re a genuinely killer live band and huge choruses with breakneck riffs, 2009 should well see them getting the wider respect they deserve”
- Various


What We Are Today... - Deck Cheese, 2006.

The Truth Is... - Smalltown Records, 2008.



The northwest of the UK has always had a great reputation for producing the best music and this is no exception. With James Norris (vocals, keys), Andy Sprake (bass), Simon Humphries (guitar), Matt Cogley (guitar) and Rob Catlow (drums) the collective sound and direction of the band has always defied one genre and appealed to so many. The band have spent the last few years touring continuously; perfecting songs, their live act and building an extremely solid, devoted and ever-expanding national fan-base. 2008 has seen them embark on extremely successful UK and European tours pulling 200+ crowds on headlining shows and immediately being invited back. Recently Failsafe has shared stages with the likes of Paramore, Beat Union, Cute is What We Aim For, A Wilhelm Scream, The Bouncing Souls, Gallows, Boy Sets Fire, Armour For Sleep, Norma Jean and Anti-Flag.

Snapped up by Deck Cheese Records, debut album ‘What We Are Today’ was released in late 2005 receiving great reviews from mainstream rock press. Sophomore album (on Smalltown Records) ‘The Truth Is…’ has followed this trend and singles ‘Hope’ and ‘A Common Goal’ have both been played on Xfm, Radio 1, Kerrang amongst other national stations and the both videos have aired on E4 Music, Mtv2, Kerrang tv, Scuzz, NME tv. ‘Hope’ was also in the Mtv2 Myspace Top 10 for over a month.
There are high expectations and a lot of excitement from industry and fans alike for even more from this group. You can catch them at Sonisphere and other huge UK festivals this summer as well as with Set Your Goals at the Relenrless Garage this August.

Already with 2 hugely successful Maida Vale BBC live sessions and an Xfm session in Jan 09 this group are ready, fully capable and on the verge of being the UKs next huge act.
Second single and follow-up video from ‘The Truth Is…’ – ‘A Common Goal’ is out now.

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