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The Faim Premiere New Video for “Summer Is a Curse” With Billboard

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Los Angeles, CA – Today, The Faim have partnered with Billboard to premiere the official video for “Summer Is A Curse,” the third single from their forthcoming debut album. Watch it exclusively HERE.

The highly-anticipated new video follows frontman Josh Raven and his love interest on the run from the law, eventually escaping before it all goes up in flames. It also showcases the band delivering a stellar live performance with the Welsh countryside as a fitting backdrop.

The song was co-written with Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer, and according to Josh, “ ‘Summer is a Curse’ is a reflection of our journey as a band. Being placed out of Australia and in LA for the first time as a band, we got thrown into this whole new world of exciting experiences and pressures. As frightening as it was, and no matter our feelings at home, it became this tunnel vision of realizing that we had this chance to make our dreams a reality. Our music video reflecting that exact same feeling of freedom was so important for us.”

Fans can stream and purchase “Summer Is A Curse” HERE.

Confirmed to Support Sum 41 and Waterparks on Tour This Summer

Although the Aussie four-piece only started touring a few months ago, they recently played their 50th show at the legendary Download Festival in the U.K. Following tours with Lower Than Atlantis, Sleeping With Sirens, PVMNTS, The Dangerous Summer, and PVRIS, The Faim will support Sum 41 and Waterparks in August for a run of dates across Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The four-piece will also return to the U.K. in August to play the esteemed Reading & Leeds festivals. Tickets to all shows are available HERE.

The Faim Tour Dates:

June 23rd – Perth, AUS @ Amplifier Bar %

June 24th – East Victoria Park, AUS @ Vision Studios %

August 21st – Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle # ^

August 22nd – Leipzig, Germany @ Parkbuhne # ^

August 24th – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival (Lock Up Stage)

August 25th – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival (Lock Up Stage)

August 27th – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg OZ ^

August 28th – Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle # ^

August 29th – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Werk 21 ^

% Headline
# w/ Sum 41
^ w/ Waterparks

The Faim Is:

Lead vocals: Josh Raven

Lead guitar, bass, vocals: Michael Bono

Bass, keyboard: Stephen Beerkens

Drums, percussion: Sean Tighe

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The Faim Release New Single “Summer is A Curse”, Touring with PRVIS, PVMNTS, & The Dangerous Summer

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Los Angeles, CA

The Faim’s new single, “Summer Is A Curse,” is out today!

The track was co-written with 5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin and follows the massive debuts of the quartet’s previous releases, Saints Of The Sinners” and Midland Line.” All of the band’s songs were produced with the legendary John Feldmann (blink-182, All Time Low, Good Charlotte) and have racked up support from VEVO, BBC Radio 1’s Dan P Carter, KERRANG!, Rock Sound, Alternative Press, and more. Stream and purchase “Summer Is A Curse” HERE.

According to The Faim, “ ‘Summer Is a Curse’ is about taking the leap into a make or break situation that could grow into the beginning of a new era, or cause the end of what could’ve been. It’s about the paths that we take, the dreams that we have, and the things we leave behind to reach them.”

Touring with PVRIS, PVMNTS, and The Dangerous Summer— Confirmed to Play Slam Dunk and Reading & Leeds Festivals

The Aussie pop-rock quartet kicked off 2018 with extensive global touring, supporting Lower Than Atlantis in the UK and Sleeping With Sirens in Australia and New Zealand. The Faim is showing no signs of slowing down and will kick off a run of dates with PVMNTS on Monday, May 21st at The Dome in London. The guys will also support The Dangerous Summer in Germany and PVRIS in Australia in June, as well as play their first sold out headline show at The Anvil in Bournemouth on Thursday, May 31st. The band will also hit the festival circuit this summer, playing Great Escape, Slam Dunk, Camden Rocks, Download, and Reading & Leeds. All tickets can be purchased HEREand a full list of shows can be found below.

During the recording process of their debut album, The Faim have teamed up with some of the scene’s biggest luminaries, including Fall Out Boy’s Pete WentzTwenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun, and blink-182’s Mark Hoppus. Fans can expect more music later this year, and stay tuned for additional exciting news!

“Putting songs together with the likes of Pete Wentz, Josh Dun and Mark Hoppus, these guys could become one of the biggest new names in rock this year.” –Rock Sound

The Faim Tour Dates:

May 19th – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape Festival

May 21st – London, UK @ The Dome #

May 22nd – Leeds, UK @ Key Club #

May 23rd – Manchester, UK @ Night People #

May 24th – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach #

May 25th – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo %

May 26th – Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival North

May 27th – Hatfield, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival South

May 28th – Birmingham, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival Midlands

May 30th – Milton Keynes, UK @ The Craufurd Arms %

May 31st – Bournemouth, UK @ The Anvil % [SOLD OUT]

June 1st – Cheltenham, UK @ The Frog & Fiddle %

June 2nd – London, UK @ Camden Rocks Festival

June 5th – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof ^

June 6th – Cologne, Germany @ MTC ^

June 7th – München, Germany @ Backstage Club ^

June 9th – Leicestershire, UK @ Download Festival

June 13th – Adelaide, AUS @ The Gov *

June 15th – Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre *

June 16th – Brisbane, AUS @ Triffid *

June 17th – Melbourne, AUS @ 170 Russell *

August 24th – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

August 25th – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

# w/ PVMNTS
% Headline
^ w/ The Dangerous Summer
* w/ PVRIS

The Faim Is:

Lead vocals: Josh Raven

Lead guitar, bass, vocals: Michael Bono

Bass, keyboard: Stephen Beerkens

Drums, percussion: Sean Tighe

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The Faim Release Official Video for “Midland Line”, Plus New Upcoming Tour Dates & Festivals Confirmed

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Los Angeles, CA — Just last month, Australian four-piece, The Faim, released their sophomore single, “Midland Line.” Today, the band is excited to share the official music video for the track, which fans can watch HERE. The video showcases the guys delivering a passionate and explosive performance, complete with their signature gold hue as the backdrop.

“…there’s no doubt that the Faim are going to be heard everywhere.” –Alternative Press

According to Rock Sound Magazine, “Midland Line” is “coated in glorious sunshine” and is set to be the “soundtrack of your summer.” The song is streaming on Spotify and Apple Music and is also available to purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. A full list of digital retailers can be found HERE.

“Massive…you have to hear them right now” –Kerrang!

Tour Dates with Sleeping With Sirens Begin Saturday, April 21st

On Saturday, April 21st, The Faim will head home to Australia for a tour with Sleeping With Sirens, which kicks off at Sydney’s Big Top and concludes in Auckland, NZ at the ASB Showgrounds on Sunday, April 29th. In May, the guys will return to the UK to complete their trek with Lower Than Atlantis and support PVMNTS for a quick run of dates, followed by a batch of headline shows at The Forum in Tunbridge Wells, Stereo in Glasgow, and The Anvil in Bournemouth.

Confirmed to Play Reading and Leeds Festivals This Summer

The Faim is also pleased to announce a series of UK summer performances at the Sound CityGreat Escape, Slam Dunk, Camden Rocks, and Download Festivals. In August, the quartet will also play the esteemed Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Tickets can be purchased HERE, and stay tuned for more exciting news from The Faim!

The Faim Tour Dates:

April 21st – Sydney, AUS @ Big Top ^

April 22nd – Melbourne, AUS @ Festival Hall ^

April 24th – Adelaide, AUS @ Thebarton Theatre ^

April 25th – Northbridge, AUS @ Metro City ^

April 27th – Brisbane, AUS @ Eaton’s Hill Hotel ^

April 29th – Auckland, NZ @ ASB Showgrounds ^

May 3rd – Oxford, UK @ o2 Academy *

May 4th – Reading, UK @ Sub89 * [SOLD OUT]

May 5th – Wrexham, UK @ Central Station *

May 5th-6th – Liverpool, UK @ Sound City Festival

May 7th – Liverpool, UK @ Hangar34 *

May 8th – Aberdeen, UK @ Lemon Tree *

May 9th – Edinburgh, UK @ The Liquid Rooms *

May 11th – Middlesbrough @ The Empire *

May 12th – Hull, UK @ The Welly *

May 13th – York, UK @ Fibbers *

May 14th – Sheffield, UK @ Plug *

May 17th – Tunbridge Wells, UK @ The Forum %

May 17th-19th – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape Festival

May 21st – London, UK @ The Dome #

May 22nd – Leeds, UK @ Key Club #

May 23rd – Manchester, UK @ Night People #

May 24th – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach #

May 25th – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo %

May 26th – Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival North

May 27th – Hatfield, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival South

May 28th – Birmingham, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival Midlands

May 31st – Bournemouth, UK @ The Anvil %

June 2nd – London, UK @ Camden Rocks Festival

June 9th – Leicestershire, UK @ Download Festival

August 24th – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

August 25th – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

* w/ Lower Than Atlantis
^ w/ Sleeping With Sirens
% Headline
# w/ PVMNTS

The Faim Is:

Lead vocals: Josh Raven

Lead guitar, bass, vocals: Michael Bono

Bass, keyboard: Stephen Beerkens

Drums, percussion: Sean Tighe

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INTERVIEW: Next Big Aussie Band The Faim Talks About Their Rapid Rise & Inspiring Musical Journey

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The Faim dove right in to the music industry. From working with John Feldmann, Pete Wentz, Mark Hoppus, & Josh Dun, to releasing their debut single “Saints of the Sinners”, the four-piece band are certainly building their repertoire.

The Faim are touring the UK and Australia this year with their first international headline show in Glasgow, Scotland on May 25. The band has plans to tour the U.S., hopefully with a stop in Phoenix! No word yet.

Josh Raven, frontman, tells us more about the band, working with music industry greats, influences, and more in their email interview below:

The Faim (formerly Small Town Heroes) is 4 years old. Where did The Faim’s band members meet each other?

Michael, Stephen, and I all met at high school. We were in the same music class for a few years even though Michael was in the year above. Stephen and I had played various school performances together and Michael had started recording a few ideas with Stephen after school. We got together and decided we wanted to start a band. After about seven months of starting the band we spotted Sean on YouTube and were instantly drawn to his energy and style of playing. We had our first jam a short time later and everything just clicked. We connected more than we ever thought, and we haven’t looked back since.

The Faim - Photography by Max Fairclough
The FaimPhotography: Max Fairclough

 

Have you always wanted to be musicians?

Every one of us has been drawn to music. Having bands and artists who inspired us and helped us connect with music so strongly is something we want to share in our own way with others. One thing we’ve always had in common is that music has been always a release for us. Even before we started the band we all had a passion and connection to music. It was just about finding the perfect pieces of the puzzle for our journey that happened to be each of us.

 

How did musician & producer John Feldmann hear about you?

Our first contact with John came about through Instagram. He posted saying he was offering opportunities to “bands with touring experience” and we knew we had to try. We knew we had no touring experience but we were so determined to learn and give our all to impress him. We sent two of our favourite songs we had written at the time and hoped for the best. A few weeks passed and we’d put it in the back of our mind that we’d sent the email and just kept to our routine, and all of a sudden we got an email from John asking for a FaceTime call and that’s where our relationship started.

 

Your sound has evolved from the Small Town Heroes Set Free EP. How much had it changed in between then and when you started working with Feldmann and other artists, and what inspired the change?

Before we were writing with John we were struggling to find an organic sound to connect with. We wanted to be authentic, unique and connect with people on a personal level. Those writing trips really opened our perspective on writing music. The pressure was so intense, but we all were so determined to find our identity and explore our writing process. Opening up so personally with each other and just talking about what we wanted out of the core of each song was a huge part of the learning process.

Within the first 10 minutes of meeting John he was already pushing out of our comfort zone. Putting us on the spot to perform songs we’d finished on the plane. The experience, the energy, and our open perspectives on music helped us open the doors to finding our identity of sound amongst all of our passions and influences.

 

As a young band, how does it feel to already be working with musicians from huge bands such as Goldfinger, Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, and Twenty One Pilots?

We were star-struck at first. We couldn’t believe we were writing with the musicians who not only inspired us in a songwriting perspective but the story and the message behind it resonated with us. Having the opportunity to not only write, but get to learn from and relate to them as people was truly inspiring. Especially because they were all such down-to-earth, talented musicians who really love creating great music.

 

Was there influence or advice from these artists that was a game changer for you?

A game changer for us was John really influencing us to be more critical on letting ideas flow naturally. If we weren’t liking a melody or lyrics after 10 minutes we’d move on. Being definitive, honest, critical and persistent was a world John really opened us up to.

 

You can hear co-writer Pete Wentz’s influence in “Saints of the Sinners”. What role did he play in collaboration? Did he write arrangements, lyrics, or something else?

When we wrote with Pete we had a different approach to how we started the song. We simply just started talking about how hard it is for not only musicians but people in general to achieve their greatest goal. We all have that rebellious voice in the back of your mind that says “Take it. Who cares what’s in the way. Just take it.” We wanted to explore our relation to the concept that there’s nothing selfish about thinking “I’m going to get to where I want to be and nothing’s going to stop me.”

 

 

Does “Saints of the Sinners” theme of perseverance to have your voice heard come from your personal experience in pursuing your music career?

Definitely. I feel like any creative person feels that burning sense of frustration when plans or songs you create don’t turn out how you expected. This song is a response to any obstacle or environment that holds you and your dreams back. When your dream becomes a need there’s a passion to take control. Coming to terms with the reality that it’s your right to not only work towards but to take what you deserve.

 

What kind of setbacks helped shape you into the musicians you are today?

There’s been countless amounts of technical difficulties, fights, sleepless weeks, the list is endless. A big hurdle we faced was everyone dropping all their commitments and becoming a living, breathing band 24/7. It was financially crippling, inevitably frustrating and unpredictable but we wanted to develop our establish our identity, our sound and we knew that’s what we had to do. Every single one of these setbacks has had a part in shaping us as musicians. Setbacks were our biggest enemy but also our greatest ally. Being able to learn from these mistakes and push through every obstacle makes you not just stronger in your craft but a stronger person.

 

Do you have any advice for aspiring artists to keep going?

Create music you enjoy and relate to. Take extra time to get to know the people who listen to your music, and go the extra mile to being a good role model. If you’re authentic to who you are, then it’s never a quick process finding your identity. Stay open to perspective and learn from criticism. Then, you have the first steps to move forward.

 

 

If you could play a show anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?

We all have dreams of playing Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium, but the absolute best show would be to play right at home in Perth Arena. We’ve got so many fond memories of seeing some of our favourite bands play and having that experience to share with our hometown would be perfect.

 

When do you guys plan on touring the U.S.? What do you know about Arizona?

We have plans to come back to the U.S. to perform, but we have a very tight schedule for the upcoming months… but plans are definitely in the works. We’re all pretty new to travelling but I’ve heard beautiful things about the Arizona landscapes. It’s always been a dream of ours to experience different environments, and the waterfalls and culture of Arizona really appeal to us.

 

If you could tour with one band or musician from any time period, living or dead, who would you choose and why?

Jimi Hendrix, because his music is just undeniably incredible. There’s something so perfect about his relationship with music and how it reflects in his songs. One man with a guitar who captivates thousands in such a different time is something that really resonates. The story of his relationship with music is so inspiring, I can’t imagine how passionate his live performance must be. His connection with music is so raw and intense, and I would love to see a crowd of today connect with it.

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The Faim Premiere Debut Single, UK Tour with Lower Than Atlantis, & To Play Download Festival

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Los Angeles — Perth, Australia’s newest export, The Faim who have recently signed to BMG worldwide, premiered their new song ‘Saints Of The Sinners’ last night as the Radio 1 Rock Show’s ‘Rockest Record.’ The single is out today, February 5th, and is available to stream and purchase HERE.

‘Saints Of The Sinners’ is about making your mark in the world, and not letting anyone stand in the way of where you want to be. It brings out the youth-fuelled rebellion of the voice in all of us that wants to be heard,” says Stephen Beerkens, who plays bass and keyboard in the band.

Listen to the track HERE or by clicking the video below.

The track was produced by John Feldmann who says “working with untapped talent like The Faim doesn’t happen every day. I see something in them that I don’t see in a lot of bands… Amazing songwriters, incredible performers, great front man. I am so pumped for the world to hear what we have created. It is truly a piece of art and I am so grateful I followed through with having these guys out to my house after they sent me their demo!

Come and see what the fuss is all about when the band play their debut UK shows with Lower Than Atlantis in the spring, as well as a slot at Download Festival in the summer.

Lower Than Atlantis Tour 2018 with Support from The Faim

April 2nd – Engine Shed Lincoln

April 3rd – Junction Cambridge

April 4th – Assembly Leamington Spa

April 6th – Sin City Swansea

April 7th – Muni Arts Centre Pontypridd

April 8th – Guildhall Gloucester

April 9th – Komedia Bath

April 11th – Lemongrove Exeter

April 12th – Engine Rooms Southampton

April 13th – Colosseum Watford

April 14th – Chinnerys Southend

April 15th – Concorde 2 Brighton

May 3rd – o2 Academy Oxford

May 4th – Sub89 Reading

May 5th – Central Station Wrexham

May 7th – Hangar34 Liverpool

May 8th – Lemon Tree Aberdeen

May 9th – Liquid Rooms Edinburgh

May 11th – Empire Middlesbrough

May 12th – Welly Hull

May 13th – Fibbers York

May 14th – Plug Sheffield

Tickets are on sale now: lowerthanatlantis.seetickets.com

The Faim Is:

Lead vocals: Josh Raven

Lead guitar, bass, vocals: Michael Bono

Bass, keyboard: Stephen Beerkens

Drums, percussion: Sean Tighe

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