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Introducing - The Brave Faces
Putting the spotlight on lesser-known bands, so you can jump on the bandwagon before everyone else! This week, post-punk indie outfit The Brave Faces.
With influences ranging from shoegaze to 80s post punk, Brighton outfit The Brave Faces push melancholic contemporary indie with buoyant undertones and coming-of-age lyricism.
Comprised of Darrell Barrett (vocals), Ed Sharp (guitar), Jake Green (guitar), Mark Nichols (bass), and Leo Solti (drums), The Brave Faces came together through various routes, including what the band call 'Tinder for musicians' (gumtree) and house viewings.
This led to debut single 'In the Dark'. Released in March 2020, the deep reflective vocals draw comparisons to that of Fred Macpherson of Spector fame, yet the band aren't following in already trodden footprints. The combination of influences leads to unique indie pop fused with dark wave nuances.
According to the band, 'In the Dark' "explores power in a relationship ... delivered from the perspective of someone offering up fumbled clichés as apologies, desperately trying to save face after the latest in a series of breaches of trust."
Listen to The Brave Faces singles In the Dark and Lots of Nights Out here
The Brave Faces followed up their debut with the May release of 'Lots of Nights Out'. A song about "getting to an age by which you'd always thought you'd have it all figured out, but you still haven't", the band carry through their melancholic vibes and deliver them through relatable lyricism exploring themes of escapism and mental health.
It's an accomplished song, not just thematically, but musically too. The fast pace build-up takes you along with the tracks story and allows the listener to develop an understanding into the emotion behind the tune.
With a third release seemingly on the horizon in the form of Echo Zoo recording 'It Takes A While' good things are coming the way of The Brave Faces. There sound is infectious and song writing mature beyond their brief existence. The band are already attracting the likes of BBC Introducing and if their first two singles are anything to go by, it won't stop there.
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