The False and the Fair
Dublin, County Dublin
The False and the Fair formed in 2013 while Tommy Cullen, Cormac Feeley, Jacob Fry and Adam Nugent were studying together at BIMM Dublin.
Since then TFATF have brought their psychedelic blend of progressive and alternative rock to numerous venues throughout Dublin, and released wildly energetic debut single ‘Bald Apes’ in 2016 to an enthusiastic Workman’s audience. The track's video, directed by Hugh Mulhern and premiered by Nialler9, adds to the Bald Apes legend by depicting a gang who visually flaunt their devotion to the animal within.
Second single 'Gone Tomorrow’ premiered on GoldenPlec, and was officially released on June 17th to a packed house in Whelan's upstairs venue. The track reveals a more introspective and melodic side to TFATF’s music, contrasting but complementing the unpredictability of ‘Bald Apes’. This typefies the group’s live set, which encompasses a range of moods and textures and keeps audiences on their toes.
'Gone Tomorrow' is out now, and will be followed up with further single releases in the coming months.
"(Bald Apes) skirts the obvious over its five minute running time, going from megaphone-screamed vocals to sweet-vocal hook to female wailing suddenly while the band flit between post-rock, psychedelic and more straight ahead styles"
"(On new single Gone Tomorrow) There's a lovely cross-over between late 60's folk, psychedelia and alternative rock, the former courtesy of Love, the middle from Jefferson Airplane and the latter genre from The Doors."
"The lead guitar, shimmering cymbals/atmospheric percussion work and leading basslines all blend perfectly together and build (Gone Tomorrow) slowly to a spine tingling crescendo aided by some beautifully arranged harmonies."
- The minor Fall, The Major Lift
"The song starts almost like a grunge 90’s anthem, ubiquitous and powerful bass, some yelling through a speaker in the background and a tender guitar chord that keeps the rhythm until the singer starts... with an interesting voice that at times has notes of a way less deeper Matt Berninger (The National)."
- Pure M
"…a tender vocal that the audience finds themselves reaching out to touch"
- Emerging Indie Bands