Aussie alt-rockers The Faim showed London what they’re made of.
For the past few weeks, Australia’s The Faim have been playing shows across the UK supporting the likes of Lower Than Atlantis and PVMNTS, playing festivals and they’re nowhere near finished!
Earlier this month, as part of their tour with LA rockers PVMNTS, the quartet played a stellar support set at London’s Tufnell Park Dome. With a pounding drum intro it’s clear the four lads mean business, seamlessly blending into their first track and its anthemic chorus of “My heart needs to breathe, needs to breathe, needs to breathe.” It perfectly showcases why you will soon hear a lot more of The Faim: they know exactly how to write a brilliant rock anthem, crowd favorites every single time, and when you add Josh’s piercing vocals to it, you’ve got the perfect mix of what an up and coming band needs to make it in this oversaturated market.
Recently released singles Summer Is A Curse and Midland Line, are only further proof of that point as they mix mainstream indie melodies with hints of pop-punk and alt-rock. The band’s huge stage presence and never-ending energy is what brings it all together in a big rock n roll sundae.
But there’s another, softer side of The Faim which will blow you away just the same, or maybe even more so. For Where The River Runs, Josh leaves the stage behind and stands in a circle in the middle of the crowd, telling them “We’ve only ever played this song one other time,” adding that it is very hard for him to sing this track. As the ballad echoes throughout the room, there isn’t a single bit of skin in the room that isn’t covered in goosebumps. It is clear that an incredible amount of emotion, and a big part of himself, went into this song. After a quick hug for each of the band members, Josh is right back down in the pit for the bridge of A Million Stars, which is another stunning tune by the Aussie four-piece. It’s one of those songs you feel like you’ve heard before, on a movie soundtrack somewhere, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a park in New York City at night, cue the romantic kissing scene!
Their last song for the night wins them over even the last person in the room (honestly, if you didn’t love them by then, do you have a soul?). Debut single Saints Of The Sinners has true festival favorite potential. Co-written by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz it mixes the appeal of modern pop with the roots of pop-punk at its best making it a catchy tune you’ll be singing all the way home.