In these dying days, as a brutal 2016 drags itself to a welcome end, guitars can seem rarer than hope.
RedFaces are rarer still – a brand new guitar band snapped up by a major label in open defiance of chart stats and marketing departments.
Newly signed to RCA and with a debut single – the incendiary ‘Kerosene’ – available now (with a limited 7” due on February 3rd), RedFaces are Harry Lyon, Isaac White, Charlie Yapp and Ryan Laycock. Four lads from Sheffield treading what was once a well-worn path, these days the road less travelled.
The journey started at 2Fly studios in Sheffield, recording demos with Alan Smyth, the man behind the Arctic Monkey’s first ventures.
Out of these sessions came the band’s first release ‘Katie Come Home’ in early 2015 – championed by BBC Introducing it also attracted the attention of the London A&R fraternity. An early gig in Sheffield saw representatives from every major label through the door.
RedFaces head out on their first UK tour this month (dates below), including a sold out hometown show on 21st January.
Watch the video for ‘Kerosene’ here:
Catch RedFaces live:
Friday 20th – Stoke, Sugarmill
Saturday 21st – Sheffield, Yellow Arch Studios SOLD OUT
Tuesday 24th – Oxford, The Cellar (Independent Venue Week)
Saturday 28th – Newcastle, Think Tank Underground
Sunday 29th – Birmingham, The Sunflower
Monday 30th – Liverpool, Studio 2
Tuesday 31st – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
Thursday 2nd – Manchester, Sound Control Bar
Friday 3rd – Aldershot, West End Centre
Saturday 4th – Bristol, Crofters Rights
Monday 6th – Brighton, Prince Albert
Tuesday 7th – Plymouth, Underground
Wednesday 8th – Leeds, Oporto
Friday 10th – Stockton, KU Bar
Tuesday 21st – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 25th – Stowmarket, John Peel Centre