Melodic hooks that get will everyone singing and dancing without control, a live performance reminiscent of any high profile band and certainly worthy of huge crowds. FAILSAFE are punching holes in the UK music scene and making everyone take notice.
The northwest of the UK has always had a great reputation for producing the best music and this is no exception. With James Norris (vocals, keys), Andy Sprake (bass), Simon Humphries (guitar), Matt Cogley (guitar) and Rob Catlow (drums) the collective sound and direction of the band has always defied one genre and appealed to so many. The band have spent the last few years touring continuously; perfecting songs, their live act and building an extremely solid, devoted and ever-expanding national fan-base. 2009 saw them embark on an extremely successful UK and European tours pulling 300+ crowds on headlining shows and immediately being invited back. Recently Failsafe has shared stages with the likes of Paramore, Set Your Goals, Cute is What We Aim For, A Wilhelm Scream, The Living End, Gallows, Boy Sets Fire, The King Blues, Twin Atlantic and Anti-Flag.
Snapped up by Deck Cheese Records, debut album 'What We Are Today' was released in late 2005 receiving great reviews from mainstream rock press. Sophomore album (on Smalltown Records) 'The Truth Is...' has followed this trend and singles 'Hope' and 'A Common Goal' have both been played on Xfm, Radio 1, Kerrang amongst other national stations and the both videos have aired on E4 Music, Mtv2, Kerrang TV, Scuzz, NME TV. 'Hope' was also in the Mtv2 Myspace Top 10 for over a month.
There are high expectations and a lot of excitement from industry and fans alike for even more from this group. Conquered last year were events such as Sonisphere, Newquay Boardmasters, Guilfest and other huge UK festivals the boys will play these festivals again this year (with a much higher billing) and many more such as Hevy, Nass and others.
With two hugely successful Maida Vale BBC live sessions and an Xfm session behind them this group are ready, fully capable and on the verge of being the UKs next huge act in 2010.
After stamping their mark on Sxsw in Texas already this year the band have even filmed for the next series of the smash hit Channel 4/E4 tv show 'Inbetweeners' and are set to tour the UK in May before the summer festivals.