Despite what their moniker suggests there is nothing fake about five-piece Faux. Last year saw the Southampton lads making more waves than Moby Dick with a delightful does of honest alt indie-rock.
Forget about labels and genres, though. None of that is important, not when you have an arsenal that consists of frontman Lee Male who has a falsetto to make nuns weep. It is that angelic. However, far from a one-man show, these guys know how to play, like seriously. Think soaring, angular and intricate indie rock, that the likes of Yearbook and Foals are renown for and you will be warm.
Need further proof, you skeptical bunch, then take a listen to EP Patterns and get lost in the magical melodies and genre leaping of the likes of ‘Backbone’ and ‘Patterns’.
This will be the year of the Faux.
Still unsure? Then check out ‘Swimmingly‘ and be warned: It’s contagious.