DHP Family Presents:
The Long Faces
he 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 Phimasset on guitar, Tom Lane on vocals/keyboard, and Kristina Rhodes on bass. So far, 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 has laid down the framework for their next project through a series of nocturnal recording sessions. Until its release, these tracks are best experienced in their live form.
Having taken their live show around venues in London and Kent, and with a headline slot just announced at the Notting Hill Arts Club, the band are expected to surface more frequently over the coming months. 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.
Tickets are available now from Ticketweb.
14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)