Louder Than War favourites False Heads return with their first single of 2018, the blistering Retina.
Arriving on a bed of skeletal guitar, chunky bass and frenetic percussion, Retina is the first single of 2018 from the Iggy Pop-championed Essex three-piece False Heads. Building on the band’s already rich back catalogue, Retina is both understated and beautifully scuzzy, delivered with same snotty nihilism we’ve come to expect from a band who bridge the gap between indifferent and incendiary.
Arguably one of the most important bands making a racket in the UK at present, False Heads are visceral and uncompromising, qualities that are manifest across Retina’s three and a half minutes. Buzzsaw guitars wail across the top of a steadfast bassline, while snares and cymbals skitter across the tracks bottom end. A welcome return from the trio, you can stream the video for Retina below, and check out their current tour dates too.
False Heads are currently on tour across the following dates:
Sat 24/03/18: Liverpool Sound City Emerging, Liverpool
Sat 31/03/18: The Lending Room, Leeds
Sat 05/05/18 – Sun 06/05/18: Liverpool Sound City Festival, Liverpool
Sat 02/06/18: Camden Rocks Festival, London
Mon 25/06/18 – Wed 27/06/18: InMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia