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THE FALLS debut EP 'HOLLYWOOD' is out now through MGM
MAR 1-4 : Nannup Music Festival (NANNUP, WA)
MAR 12-17 : SXSW (AUSTIN, TEXAS)
MAR 19-24 : CMW (TORONTO, ONTARIO)
MAR 28 : w/ The Lumineeers - The Enmore Theatre (SYDNEY)
MAR 29 : w/ The Lumineeers - The Corner Hotel (MELBOURNE)
MAR 30 : w/ The Lumineeers - The Hi-Fi (BRISBANE)
THEY MET. THEY FELL IN LOVE. THEY WROTE SONGS.
THEY FOUGHT. THEY MADE UP. THEY BROKE UP. THEY WROTE SONGS.
At a time when for most it would be the end of a relationship, for Australian band The Falls this feels like just the beginning…
Almost subconsciously The Falls have documented their whole relationship in their songs. The love, the betrayal, the heartbreak. While at times it is hard for them to wear their hearts so openly on their sleeve, for The Falls, it has been a huge part of their songwriting. As Stevie Nicks said “devastation leads to writing good things”.
In the fallout from Valentines Day, The Falls decided that rather than wallowing in self-pity they would put their heartbreak to tape. So they pulled out their little tascam 4-track portastudio, which, with all its tape wobbles and noise, aptly captured the fragility of their hearts. These fledgling recordings were just the beginning of what has become their debut EP ‘HOLLYWOOD’ (out now through MGM Distribution).
In late 2011, The Falls hit the studio with producer Tony Buchen (Old Man River, Andy Bull, WIM, Washington) to record ‘Hollywood’. The Hotel Hollywood in Sydney, has featured so strongly in their lives that it was inevitable that it would manifest itself in this way. For most of 2010 and 2011, it was where they could be found playing each week at a little, somewhat undiscovered, night of free music that emerged from the back streets of Surry Hills (Sydney) called Folk Club. It is also where they met, where they found their sound and where they wrote these songs.
In this intimate setting, the connection between these two onstage was palpable. Their emotionally fueled live performances are compelling to watch, sometimes heartbreakingly so, garnering reviews such as "intoxicating melodies and gorgeous harmonies" and "(their) strength lies in their ability to convey raw emotion and wisdom in their lyrics".
Buchen managed to imprint some of this Hollywood magic on each track, recording the re-verbs for the EP down in the bowels of the hotel, in the downstairs men's toilets. So, each song has on it a little Hollywood porcelain re-verb or 'pee-verb' as they’ve been calling it.
Having toured nationally in 2012 with Of Monsters And Men (Iceland), Passenger (UK) and Avalanche City (NZ), The Falls are fast developing an impressive live resume which also includes performances at the Surry Hills Festival, Peat’s Ridge Art and Music Festival, Gulgong Folk Festival and Nunnup Music Festival, Communion and Sofar Sounds in Melbourne, as well as shows with Lior, Husky and Matt Corby. Having also shared the stage with one of their idles Graham Nash, when he was in Australia on tour with Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Falls have had an incredible year.
The Falls showcased at APRA's Song Summit 2012, BIGSOUND 2012 in Brisbane and were part of the MGM/Street Press Australia official showcase at the inaugural ARIA Week 2012. They have also recently been invited to showcase at SXSW and Canadian Music Week 2013 and are excited to be heading to Canada and the USA this year. In late March the The Falls will be returning home to join The Lumineers on their Australian Tour.
With an unmistakable sound, barefoot collaborators and best friends The Falls are gently making a name for themselves in 2013.
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lovely story telling lyrics and we all love home!! staying in is the new going out !! x
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What a wonderful song to debut on your Unearthed profile. Beautiful harmonies, sweet as lyrics, warmth all round. I really love this. Those voices cl...
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That hand clapping in the middle reminds me of a heart pumping. How fitting for a song like this. Lovely.
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Shit yeah - I love this! I definitely want to see you when you're in my neck of the woods (if only to hear more). REALLY good.
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