False Heads – “Thick Skin”

FALSE HEADS are back with another visceral slice of grunge punk on their latest single: “Thick Skin.”

Its taken from their forthcoming album ‘Sick Moon’ which is released on 30 September 2022 via Scruff of the Neck Records and skewers the current toxic political climate and the toxic partisan rage on social media as frontman Luke Griffiths explains:

“Thick Skin” is about how much I f hate the current political discourse. To me, politics seems to be completely and utterly middle-class from left to right — class has been seemingly removed from a lot of left-wing politics.

It’s also about social media politics. That kind of rage and vitriol is some form of lashing out for mental health problems and it’s like a form of addictive behaviour. I understand this, dealing with depression and having a history of drug abuse, and I understand how difficult it is to not let that rage inside you come out in vicious ways. But I just feel like social media has allowed a million different forms of religion, nationalism and tribalism to be completely normalised. Our brains are rotting and there is no hope, and every time I feel like there is I’m stung again.”

We can read our 2018 interview with Luke here


31 – Y Not? Festival, Derbyshire 

01 – Muther’s Studio, Birmingham
02 – World Headquarters, Newcastle
04 – Hug and Pint, Glasgow
05 – The Grand Social, Dublin 
06 – Voodoo, Belfast
07 – Monroe’s Live, Galway
11 – Bodega, Nottingham
12 – Venn St Social, Huddersfield
13 – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
14 – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield
17 – The Exchange, Bristol
18 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
19 – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth
20 – Oslo, London
21 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
26 – Neues Schauspiel
27 – Backstage Cub, Stuttgart
28 – Yard Club, Cologne
31 – Headcrach, Hamburg

1 – Cassiopeia, Berlin
2 – Melkweg, Amsterdam

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