With killer guitar riffs and a kick-ass attitude, Manchester/Oxford alternative three-piece False Advertising brought their own unique brand of rock music to Brighton’s Green Door Store last Friday night (29 September), on the third date of their current UK tour. Having released their self-titled debut album way back in 2015, the band have recently put out three new singles, but are clearly nowhere near running out of steam when it comes to performing their older material.
Opening with ‘Not My Fault’, the band’s intense energy transformed the atmosphere of the room, before breaking into ‘Scars’, a feisty sounding track about independence and turbulent relationships. Having teamed up with The Warren Youth Project for their Three Minute Heroes scheme, the band also performed a track that’s lyrics were written entirely by school children in Hull and East Yorkshire. The resulting song, ‘It’s Been A While”, enabled the kids to talk openly about the issues troubling them, and sends a clear message; that young peoples voices deserve to be heard.
The intricate guitar parts of ‘Honest’, a track that initially seemed more chilled out than the evening’s other material, sounded clean among the blur of fizzy guitar that permeated the set list, before the band played more recent tracks ‘Give It Your Worst’ and ‘Hey You’. Finally, despite ‘Wasted Away’ being released almost two years ago, the group performed the older track with as much enthusiasm and vigor as ever – so much so that it’s hard to imagine the band playing any of these songs in a way that sounds anything but fresh and new.