Omagh, County Tyrone
First and foremost False Friends enjoy movies, board games and creating hypotheticals in their living room.
False Friends are a band now nestled calmly in the vibrant music scene of Glasgow, after the majority of the band moved to the city from Northern Ireland. The blend of 5 individual influences has created a unique style which has been described as ‘acoustic meets pop-rock’, ‘orchestral indie pop’ and quite simply - ‘indie-rock’. The band themselves focus on writing catchy hooks and thoughtful lyrics; the genre follows suit.
Formed in 2016, the band released 3 singles in August of that year, with ‘All My Friends’ being premiered by chordblossom.com and named ‘Tune for the Weekend’ by PastieBap.com. ‘Holy Water’ also received airplay from Jim Gellatly on Amazing radio. These singles secured gigs in the famous King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and Glasgow’s Nice ’N’ Sleazy.
2017 promises to be the start of a hectic year for the band, they have hit the ground running by playing King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution in January 2017 and supported Saint Motel in Glasgow as part of their European tour. False Friends play their first headline show at King Tut's on 18th of July as part of King Tut's Summer Nights festival, they also plan to release new music during the summer.
Vinyl Noise have described False Friends as a band ‘taking flight as a soaring new act on Glasgow’s music scene’. Small Music Reviews said their live set consisted of ‘numbers driven by high-octane rhythms, where the bass and drum work excelled, the guitars were great and the ensemble vocals meshed impeccably.’