The Academy 2, Dublin: 27th August, 2019.
+ Woes (main support) and Charming Liars
Tickets €13 Incl. booking fee.
Doors 7pm | Strictly 16+
The Faim announces Headline Dublin sow at The Academy 2
The Faim came into existence as naturally as their music. The Australian group met while in high school in Perth, emerging from an assignment completed in their music class. Soon the friends were penning their own songs, inspired by bands like Fall Out Boy, The 1975 and Metallica, and each brought in an array of musical influences, from indie rock to jazz to pop-punk. Since the beginning, the idea has always been to keep things as organic and sincere as possible, always ensuring that each song The Faim makes reflects who they are human beings.
In the summer of 2016 the band, who had renamed themselves The Faim (French for “the hunger”), noticed that producer John Feldmann had posted a call on Instagram for unsigned bands with touring experience. Although The Faim had no touring experience, they messaged him anyway, sending a long missive about their deep dedication to music.
The producer wrote back a few weeks later and everything instantly went from zero to a hundred. The band began writing new songs and ended up with 30 half-written ideas to bring to the studio in Los Angeles in the spring of 2017. There they wrote and recorded two songs per day, pushing the limits of genres and expectation, and enlisted the help of several co-writers, including Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Mark Hoppus (Blink 182), Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots) and Ashton Irwin (5 Seconds of Summer).
Irwin joined the band in the studio for “Summer Is A Curse,” an anthemic song about realizing that you have to follow your dreams – even if it requires a sacrifice. Overall, the dynamic, diverse songs reflect a band in constant evolution, revealing musicians willing to press boundaries and try new things.
The songs have resonated with fans all over the world. The band has already accumulated almost 11 million streams on Spotify. By the end of 2018, The Faim had toured the globe extensively, performing at festivals like Download Festival, Slam Dunk Festival and Reading & Leeds and playing shows across Europe, Australia, and the United States. Each evening onstage the musicians aim to connect with every single person in the room. They work tirelessly to build a deeply personal fanbase, both in person and online, and the effort shows.