Influenced by shoegaze and post-punk, The Brave Faces have a captivating sound. But you wouldnt think that their new single ‘In the Dark’ is their debut. The band worked with Dave ‘Izumi’ Lynch (Toploader, Jake Bugg) and the result is a dark track with a haunting guitar riff.
For me, the thing that stands out is the vocals, especially the falsetto in the chorus: “in the dark, night and day.” It reminds me of The Vaccines at their darkest, but the band have their own identity which is refreshing.
The song is about someone who keeps trying to make things right through re-hashed excuses. It is a great listen because you can hear The Brave Faces passion and emotional delivery. The band will release two more songs across 2020, and if they’re anything as good as ‘In the Dark’, then you’re in for a treat.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos