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.
2016 is dead. Long live 2017.
Listen to ‘Kerosene’ here:
Catch RedFaces live:
20th – Stoke, Sugarmill
21st – Sheffield, Yellow Arch Studios
24th – Oxford, The Cellar (Independent Venue Week)
28th – Newcastle, Think Tank Underground
29th – Birmingham, The Sunflower
30th – Liverpool, Studio 2
31st – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
2nd – Manchester, Sound Control Bar
3rd – Aldershot, West End Centre
4th – Bristol, Crofters Rights
6th – Brighton, Prince Albert
7th – Plymouth, Underground
8th – Leeds, Oporto
10th – Stockton, KU Bar
21st – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
25th – Stowmarket, John Peel Centre
Feature Image © Jason Palmer-Dawson | After the RedFace finish their Manchester Ritz gig