Welsh Music Wednesday #4: Falling With Style

Photography by Bethan Miller
Band name: Falling With Style


From: Pontypridd


Influences: (as taken from the band’s Facebook) A Day To Remember, Silverstein, Lower Than Atlantis, Protest the Hero, Alexisonfire, Funeral For A Friend, Thrice, Paramore, Underoath, Periphery, You Me At Six, Counterparts, Fightstar.


Falling With Style are a post-hardcore five piece from South Wales who have been building a name for themselves in the Welsh music scene over the last five years and, as one of the strongest up and coming bands of their genre, are now ready to take over the rest of the UK. They already have a strong local fan following. If you were at You Me At Six /All Time Low or Enter Shikari in Cardiff earlier this year, you might have noticed a fair number of people donning ‘Falling With Style’ t-shirts. Pretty impressive when you consider the array of band merchandise those people will have had available to choose from at those shows, but they chose to rep Falling With Style, because these guys need to be heard.


They are a hardworking band, in more ways than one; in between recording EPs and playing shows, the 19/20 year olds also study, although, their attendance would have been pretty weak last month because they’ve been touring the UK (seems a valid enough reason to skip a few lectures to me). Last night, they finished off the first leg of their tour in Clwb Ifor Bach, celebrating the release of their new mini-album Lost And Found‘ (available via iTunes). If you missed them this month, they’re back on the road in June and you can check for tour updates on their Twitter.


Only a few listens through and I’m already hooked on ‘Lost And Found‘ and it’s obvious how much work the band have put into this one, their sound has developed into something really special. Post-hardcore bands, for me, usually sound like copies and pastes of each other, but Falling With Style have created something a little bit different whilst proudly maintaining the key elements of the genre. Loud, powerful choruses, heavy, melodic guitars, fast drums, emotive lyrics, screaming where screaming is due and plenty of chanting to pump your fists to. Who doesn’t love gang vocals?


If you’re a fan of post-hardcore but are getting bored of seeing and hearing the same, regurgitated bands, look no further, you’ve just discovered your new favourite band, Falling With Style.



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