The Long Faces
The Long Faces first developed a love of unusual music whilst at school in Canterbury, soaking up the city’s heritage of progressive rock (Caravan, Soft Machine, Gong) along with contemporary jazz, 60’s psychedelia and choral music. Combining agitated, emotive performance and a modern pop slant, the group has developed a style that both recalls its influences and pursues a path of its own. It is this blend of old and new which can explain the dreamlike sensation at the heart of their sound – surprising yet familiar; abstract and yet relatable.
Currently based in London/Leeds, the band features Dan Ball on drums, Halden Cooke & Duy (Zwee) Phimasset on guitar, Tom Lane on vocals/keyboard, and Kristina Rhodes on bass. So far, just three singles have seen release: Cadence (2017), Sum of My Cares (2018) and Jane (2018); but having recently returned from a productive week in France, the band is now working on an entirely new project. Until its release - early next year - the songs can only be heard in their live form.
With more shows lined up across the UK in 2020, The Long Faces are gathering speed at a compelling rate, spinning hook-laden tracks through their rose-tinted lens, and in turn revealing glimpses of a subtly discordant reality.