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A three-piece alternative rock group that is based in both Manchester and Oxford, False Advertising has been producing music since the members first got together in 2013. Made up of Jen Hingley, Josh Sellers and Chris Warr, the group started out with what they proclaimed to be the desire to prove how vital and raw energetic rock live music can be. As a new musical project, the trio decided to pay homage to the sound first created in Seattle of the underground 1990s alternative grunge scene. However, there is much more to False Advertising than simply being a retro rock act. Over time, the band has developed a name for the subtlety of some of their arrangements, as well as their songwriting abilities. As for the members of False Advertising – they dub themselves 'the ultimate DIY band'.
False Advertising's career milestones
In 2015, False Advertising put out their first release as an eponymously titled series of tracks on cassette, CD and for digital download. Attracting the attention of many new music fans – not least because Hingley is the niece of Tom Hingley, the former lead singer of the Inspiral Carpets – the band went on to gain bookings for larger venues than they had previously enjoyed. Early songs such as “Wasted Away” were compared by some to tracks by Hole and even newer acts, such as the Dandy Warhols.
In the following year, the band put out a fully-fledged EP, by the name of Brainless. Tracks such as “Give it Your Worst” featured the band's trademark fuzzy guitars and overdriven bass sounds to great effect. “Piece of Your Mind” and “You're Too Slow” were well received, not least because of the high production values that many listeners noted on the tracks. In 2016, False Advertising's reputation grew and the band was invited to take to the stage at places such as Liverpool Sound City festival and Kendal Calling. That year saw the group breakthrough on radio, too, with BBC 6Music giving the group their first significant airplay.
In June 2016, False Advertising released a single on 7-inch vinyl, a first for the group. As a result, the band featured in publications such as the Guardian and New Musical Express. A more recent single, “Not My Fault”, was picked up by Radio X and played repeatedly by John Kennedy.
Since then, the band has opened shows for the likes of Bob Mould, The Amazons and The Garden. The trio decided to release one-off singles throughout 2017, showcasing some of the work they had produced while recording in London's Abbey Road Studios.
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