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"Very much ones-watch, the band pack a real punch to their melody-driven songwriting"

Clash Magazine

Birthed in the heart of the North of England, about-faces from Leeds have their eyes on setting the UK and the world music scene alight. A five piece with friendship at the core, Sennen, Danielle, Joseph, Nigel and Cormac collided and came together after lockdown and other musical adventures. Their poetic nature entwines with the movement of life, coinciding perfectly in 3 minute embodiments, designed and crafted to not only get a hold of your heart strings, but technically equipped for the big stages.


The band launched themselves on the indie rock scene in July 2023, with their debut single ‘Under The Sun’. Taking many by surprise, the band landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist with national radio play courtesy of Radio X, BBC Introducing and a month's residency on Absolute Radio. The catapult had been fired with Under The Sun, which gained the band their first sell out headline show in a matter of four days. Backed heavily by BBC Introducing, about-faces were selected to play Bridlington Spa part of This Feelings By The Sea festival.


Following the debut, about-faces continued to remain in the spotlight with follow up single, The River. “It's blown us out of the water with how powerful and energetic it is…the trajectory of this band is going to be astronomical at this rate” (Its All Indie). John Kennedy at Radio X premiered the single, and made it his ‘Big One’ for the weekend.“I’ve been itching to play it…so good, tonight X-Posure hot one, it is about-faces with the new single The River” (John Kennedy, Radio X). With momentum and confidence high, the band released the official video for the song (WATCH). Filmed on a summer's day in Richmond, North Yorkshire, about-faces reinforced their artistic craft and vision with a video equally as striking as the song. The River found its way through sheer determination and belief of their craft to Nels Hylton at BBC Radio 1, and The River was played on BBC Radio 1 Future Alternative show, “and it's a story of absolute perseverance for about-faces, because they’ve been messaging me all the way back when in July about their music and I just noticed that sonically this track was a cut above the rest” (Nels Hylton, BBC RADIO ONE).


With live appearances across the north of England in quick succession, about-faces found themselves playing alongside established artists such as Oscar Lang at Deaf Institute, Manchester and Sundara Karma at Becketts University, Leeds. Edging towards the end of their debut year, about-faces put on their own show in December as a thank you to their newly devoted fans. about-faces released their final song of 2023 Cinematic and Chrome.  Demonstrating the other side to their sonic palette, ‘Cinematic and Chrome’ completed the trilogy of tracks, cementing their status as “one of the most exciting emerging bands right now” (Clout Magazine). The release lived up to the expectation the band now set themselves and has opened even more avenues for the band to wander down in 2024.

Next on the cards, the band head down to the capital for their debut London show, part of This Feelings ‘Big in 2024’. Shows, singles, touring, festivals… all are in touching distance for about-faces. With no signs of slowing down or halting the band are “Very much ones-to-watch” (Clash Magazine)

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