“Fans can expect an energetic set performed by four dudes that love playing music. We put everything into each moment while we’re on stage to put on the best possible show for the crowd.”
Pop-punk band The Faim hailing from Perth, Australia are currently on their first ever U.S. tour with Hands Like Houses shortly following the release of their debut EP, Summer is a Curse.
The band worked with renowned producer John Feldmann (Blink 182, 5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low).
The band’s debut single “Saint of the Sinners” was co-written with Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy). The catchy pop vibes show the band can carry diversity in their sound.
“It was about what our journey was, coming out of nowhere and trying to take over the world as soon as we could,” Raven said in a press release.
The EP embodies classic pop punk roots, with a new age feel. The relatable lyrics are conveyed with genuine emotion by vocalist Josh Raven. The track “Make Believe” captivates the hearts of listeners with the lyrics;
“I want to feel something
I want to feel air that I can breathe
I’m tired of being nothing”
The band released a music video for “A Million Stars” about a month ago. The video gives trendy imagery to the anthem that promotes valuing the importance of someone before their gone.
The band will be here in Detroit on Tuesday Nov 20 at The Magic Stick with headliner Hands Like Houses along with Emarosa, Devour The Day, and Arlington.
Editor in Chief Kailey Howell was able to speak with guitarist Sam Tye about Summer is a Curse and what to expect this tour.
Kailey Howell: Congrats on the release of your debut EP this fall! Can you tell me a little about the writing process behind it?
Sam Tye: Thank you! The writing process behind this EP was one that pushed us out of our comfort zones in the best way possible. We wrote and recorded 2 songs a day and learned a lot about looking deep into ourselves for our lyrical inspiration.
KH: I really love the song “Make Believe”. Can you explain the meaning/inspiration behind it?
ST: “Make Believe” is one of the most personal songs we’ve written to date. This song explores the notion of the unknown in personal life: the times when you feel disconnected from the world around you and have no idea why. This is something that we’ve all been through personally and the song acts as an expression of the feelings we had through this time of our lives.
KH: Where do you draw your lyrical inspiration from?
ST: We draw lyrical inspiration from personal experiences and feelings of our past and present. It’s very important to us that we connect with every single one of our lyrics, because that’s how we stay true to ourselves in our writing.
KH: Drawing on past tour experience, how are you preparing for your tour with Hands Like Houses?
ST: The biggest thing we can do to prepare ourselves for this US tour is keeping our bodies and minds healthy. Being on the road can be very demanding, so staying well is very important.
KH: What can fans expect from your set on this tour?
ST: Fans can expect an energetic set performed by four dudes that love playing music. We put everything into each moment while we’re on stage to put on the best possible show for the crowd.
*Photo Credit: Jonathan Weiner