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False Advertising

Manchester, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Manchester, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Alternative




"The Skinny"

'The album, confirmed not just that they'd nailed their nu-grunge styling, but that they had the songs to go with it. That self-titled, self released, self-produced debut is crucially a songwriter's showcase: 11 tracks and every one a monster' - The Skinny


'It's rare to come across a brand new and young band with so much authenticity and authority, and who not only perform to perfection but can write rock songs of such accessible quality.' - Shakenstir

"Manchester Evening News"

'False Advertising are a rare example of a new band arriving out of nowhere both looking and sounding like the finished article' - Manchester Evening News

"Live: False Advertising"

'A tight unit with excellent songs who play with sincerity; get to know your new favourite band' - Silent Radio

"Album Review: False Advertising"

'In this current climate of fuzzy, Grunge ridden rock bands, False Advertising stand out as the genuine article' - No Brainer Zine

"Album Review - False Advertising - False Advertising"

'The Manchester trio successfully strip away the glorified pretence of the Grunge world into a mound of their own' - Already Heard

"Give it Your Worst - Premiere on DIY"

“Surely one of the most gripping examples of punk triumph over personal trauma” - DIY Magazine

"Punktastic - "Brainless" Review"

“If False Advertising have reached such a solid level of musicianship within the space of a year, there’s no telling what levels they’ll reach after this” -

"The Skinny - Brainless Review"

“Brainless is a celebration of how good – and powerful – it feels to be noisy, in the spirit of a free-wheeler down a steep hill with the sun in your eyes. Breathless, grubby, reckless fun.” - The Skinny

""Brainless" EP Premiere - Clash Music"

“Brainless matches their feral grunge-laden riffs to some of the band’s most personal songwriting to date.” - Clash Music

"Kendal Calling Review"

The last time we saw Manchester brood, False Advertising, we were snug in the backroom of a London club but the feeling remains the same. A glorious blend of alt-guitars from those guttural sounding TV channels of our youth (hi, Scuzz) as we dash to the remote to turn up the troubled sounds of Silverchair. But it’s not just dark, discordant riffs this trio have down, they’ve got that shape shifting form that much missed hard rock heads, Vex Red were all about too, with Jen Hingley and Chris Warr of the band tagging in and out of guitar and drum duties respectively. ‘I Don’t Know’ is stop-start cymbals and snare with Jen behind the kit, swiftly followed by a switch up to the front for ‘Wasted Away’ which finds our front woman wistfully contemplating “thinking under heavy skies”. But it’s ball busting ‘Dozer’ that packs a real punch round the chops with that buzzsaw guitar, racing tempo and Hingley’s blatant disregard. There’s nothing false about this lot. - The Girls Are

"Best of 2016 (so far) Podcast"

This is quoted from an Audio Feature, it appears in DIS segment 3.

Sean Adams (DIS Editor) - Favourite discovery of 2016 so far. Our track 'Give It Your Worst'

"They're a band from Manchester, primerally a project by a girl called Jen and she's got two guys in the band with her. (at Sound City Festival) She started off, playing guitar - throwing her hair around, rocking out playing a really amazing grunge guitar part. Then half way through the set she just jumps on drums and she's a really badass drummer singing behind the drumkit." - Drowned In Sound


Give It Your Worst / Scars - June 4th 2016
7" Single Release (Too Pure)

Brainless - April 22nd 2016
EP Release 

False Advertising - September 4th 2015

Self-titled debut album



In April 2016 Manchester DIY trio False Advertising released their Brainless EP. Self recorded in a garage, the noise-pop record alongside the band’s chaotic instrument-swapping performances quickly garnered word-of-mouth acclaim from the likes of DIY, Drowned In Sound and The Skinny. Leading the band to win PRS funding for their first ever UK tour and gaining the support of Steve Lamacq (BBC 6Music), John Kennedy (Radio X), Rob Da Bank (Spotify / Bestival), Tom Robinson and BBC Introducing.

Self-proclaimed purveyors of “twisted power-grunge”, False Advertising offer up dreamy soaring male/female harmonies blended with distorted guitars, reminiscent of The Smashing Pumpkins, Blood Red Shoes and contemporaries Kagoule. Written during a tumultuous period for the band last year, Brainless mixes themes of boredom, horror and injustice – filtered through a lens of heavy sarcasm. The EP quickly follows their self-titled debut album release in September last year, which saw them hailed by Total Guitar as ‘Guitarists to Watch in 2016’.

June’s release of ‘Give It Your Worst’ on 7" via the legendary Too Pure Singles Club (Hookworms, Menace Beach, Pulled Apart By Horses), continues the momentum throughout a number of festival appearances this summer, including Sound City, Dot to Dot and Kendal Calling. The band will continue to gig extensively through the autumn to support a forthcoming new single alongside working on a new record for early 2017.

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