You may not know The Faim just yet. You may not know they’ve just signed a global deal with BMG Music. You may not know that pioneering L.A producer John Feldmann (Blink 182, The Used, All Time Low) freaked out when he heard their demos and personally invited them to L.A to record their debut album. But that’s all about to change in 2018.
So how is it, that a band with no official release, from Perth, Australia (the most isolated major city in the world) with only a handful of live shows under their belt, signed a global recording contract with BMG Music and gets to tour the world? Let’s go back to the beginning…
Friends Josh Raven (Lead Vocals), Michael Bono (Lead Guitar/ Bass/ Vocals), Stephen Beerkens (Bass/Keyboard) and Sean Tighe (Drums and Percussion) grew up together in their hometown of Perth and bonded over a shared passion for music. In 2014, while all members were still in high school, the group began writing songs and playing shows and The Faim was born. Some cracking demos were produced and with the world of online music – you never know who could be listening. Incredibly, the band’s music found its way to renowned rock producer John Feldmann. In 2017 Feldman invited the band to L.A to record a song. That session turned into more songs and now a debut album is in the works. Admiring their passion and work ethic, Feldmann said..
“Working with untapped talent like The Faim doesn’t happen every day. I see something in them that I don’t see in a lot of bands… Amazing songwriters, incredible performers, great front man. I am so pumped for the world to hear what we have created. It is truly a piece of art and I am so grateful I followed through with having these guys out to my house after they sent me their demo!!”
BMG CEO Heath Johns on the band signing to BMG..
“The Faim is an international recording priority for BMG and we couldn’t be more
hyped about the release of ‘Saints of the Sinners’. Signed out of our US office and with a comprehensive European, North American and Australian touring plot ahead of them, we are all confident that in The Faim – Australian music has a rock/pop export we can all be excited about”
The Faim’s anthemic debut single ‘Saints Of The Sinners’ was released today. The dynamic song, a co-write withFall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz received its world premier on the UK’s Radio 1 Rock Show with Dan P Carter on sunday night (U.K time). The Faim’s debut E.P is set for release later this year. Stephen from the band explains the single further..
“Saints of the Sinners is about making your mark in the world, and not letting anyone stand in the way of where you want to be. It brings out the youth-fuelled rebellion of the voice in all of us that wants to be heard.”
The Faim will be taking their electric live show across the globe with a tour traversing six countries (United States, England, Wales, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand) across 10 weeks from March to May this year. Among the multitude of shows, the band will play Download Festival UK. The Australian leg of the tour will see The Faimsupport American rockers Sleeping With Sirens.
‘Saints Of The Sinners’ is out now via BMG
THE FAIM LIVE
February 15 – Last Night, Perth, W,A
April 2 – The Engine Shed, Lincoin, United Kingdom
April 3 – Cambridge Junction, United Kingdom
April 4 – Leamington Assembly, United Kingdom
April 6 –Sin City Swansea, United Kingdom
April 7 – Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, United Kingdom
April 8 – Gloucester Guildhall, United Kingdom
April 9 – Komedia Bath, Taunton, United Kingdom
April 11 –The Lemon Grove, Exeter, United Kingdom
April 12 – Engine Rooms, Southampton, United Kingdom
April 13 –Watford Colosseum, United Kingdom
April 14 – Chinnerys Southend, Southend-On-Sea, United Kingdom
April 15 –Concord 2, Brighton, United Kingdom
April 21 – The Big Top Sydney, NSW (Sleeping With Sirens support)
April 22 – Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC (Sleeping With Sirens support)
April 24 – Metro City, Northbridge WA (Sleeping With Sirens support)
April 26 – Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC (Sleeping With Sirens support)
April 27 – Eaton’s Hill Hotel, QLD (Sleeping With Sirens support)
April 29 – Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, NZ (Sleeping With Sirens support)
May 3 –O2 Academy, Oxford, United Kingdom
May 4 – Sub89: Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
May 5 – Central Station, Wrexham, United Kingdom
May 8 – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
May 9 – The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
May 11 – The Middlesbrough Empire, United Kingdom
May 12 –The Welly, Hull, United Kingdom
May 13 –Fibbers, York, United Kingdom
May 14 – Plug, Sheffield, United Kingdom
June 10 – Download Festival, United Kingdom