“Anthemic; the song shines with energised percussion, ultra-bright guitars and warm, honeyed vocal runs evoking the likes of Foo Fighters and Muse.” – NME (AUS)
“Huge singalong hooks on a bed of soothing atmospheric synths and neon-speckled guitar licks.” – Rock Sound (UK)
“Arena-sized.” – Billboard (USA)
“The Faim could be well on its way to following in its famous collaborators’ footsteps.” – Variety (USA)
“Get in early on the hype because early indications suggest that The Faim is going to take off.” – Forbes (USA)
Perth rock exports The Faim have just revealed their latest single, Me Because Of You from their forthcoming sophomore record ‘Talk Talk’ – due Friday, July 8. The record also includes previous single The Alchemist, celebratory track ERA, the adrenaline-charged The Hills (over 2 million combined streams and views), and the driving pop-rock anthem Ease My Mind.
Me Because Of You comes just as The Faim have announced their first Australian shows in three years, performing across the country throughout July. The tour comes off the back of their 28 date UK+EU Tour which sees the band play at iconic festivals, including Download Festival (England) and Rock am Ring/Park (Germany).
Me Because Of You is a synth-tinged, nostalgic journey that pulls at the heartstrings, led by lead singer Josh Raven’s wounded vocals. Bassist and keyboardist Stephen Beerkens explains about the track “‘Me Because of You’ was written about embracing change and letting go of a past version of yourself. The lyrics recognise the huge impact someone else can have on the process. This song was a huge milestone for us, as it’s our first release that has been self-produced!”
Recorded between Los Angeles and Perth, The Faim worked with several producers on ‘Talk Talk’ including Zakk Cervini (Bring Me The Horizon, Yungblud, Machine Gun Kelly), Erik Ron (Panic! At the Disco, Godsmack, Set It Off), and Matthew Pauling (Palaye Royale, 5 Seconds of Summer, State Champs) to showcase the band’s vast range of styles and tones.
Since forming in Perth, Australia, in 2014, The Faim (French for “the hunger”) have built up a strong global following. They have performed at major festivals, including Reading & Leeds Festival, Slam Dunk Festival, and Lollapalooza Berlin, and have sold-out headline shows worldwide. In addition, they have accumulated over 140 million streams globally, having written and worked with the likes of Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Mark Hoppus (blink-182), Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots), and Ashton Irwin (5 Second of Summer).
The band’s 2018 single Summer Is A Curse was featured in an advertising campaign for Jeep, while the likes of Coca Cola and MTV have licensed the band’s music as well. To date, the band have released one EP (‘Summer Is a Curse’, 2018) and one debut full-length album (‘State Of Mind’, 2019), receiving praise and support from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, BBC Radio 1 (UK), Idobi Radio (USA), Kerrang! (UK), Rock Sound (UK), Billboard (USA), Forbes (USA), Alternative Press (USA), Triple M, Pilerats, Music Feeds, and more.
‘TALK TALK’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Tickets available now at www.thefaim.com
FRI 15 JUL | VISION STUDIOS, MOORO/PERTH, WA (ALL AGES)
SAT 16 JUL | JACK RABBIT SLIMS, MOORO/PERTH, WA
THU 21 JUL | THE BRIGHTSIDE, MEANJIN/BRISBANE, QLD
FRI 22 JUL | NEWCASTLE HOTEL, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE, NSW
SAT 23 JUL | THE LANSDOWNE HOTEL, EORA/SYDNEY, NSW
SUN 24 JUL | LA LA LA’S, WOOLYUNGAH/WOLLONGONG, NSW
FRI 29 JUL | TRANSIT BAR, NGAMBRI/CANBERRA, ACT
SAT 30 JUL | EVELYN HOTEL, NAARM/MELBOURNE, VIC
SUN 31 JUL | ENIGMA BAR, KAURNA/ADELAIDE, SA
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