Taken From Forthcoming Studio Album ‘A Deadset Endeavour’ Released 15thApril 2019
European Tour Dates
“Beefy, brooding shot of hard rock, with that Shinedown-meets-Alter Bridge” – (Classic Rock)
One of the most exciting British rock acts to emerge in recent years are set to release the first single, “American Made”, from a forthcoming new studio album. The band are also confirmed as support to Pop Evil across the UK and Europe through February and March 2019.
“American Made” is released through Last Man Music on the 8thMarch 2019. The single is the perfect showcase for the UK five piece rock act – a band with a mutual love for powerful, anthemic and beautifully executed rock. The Fallen State’s soundscape blends grooving and ruthless rhythms courtesy of drummer Rich Walker and bassist Greg Butler with the exuberant and soulful voice of singer Ben Stenning, the artful emotive phrasing of lead six-stringer Jon Price and a Dan Oke inspired harmonic wall of warm, contemporary rock guitars.
The single features a tongue in cheek poke video at the genres obsession with all things American.
The Fallen State are a stunning live act. Fresh from successful tours with Black Stone Cherry, Tremonti, US Grammy winners Halestorm, 3 Doors Down, Puddle Of Mudd and fellow UK rockers Young Guns and Heavens Basement alongside a raft of UK headline shows, The Fallen State are set to tour throughout 2019 to support the forthcoming album. So far confirmed dates are as follows:
Supporting Pop Evil Tues 19thFeb 2019 – Zoom, Frankfurt, GERMANY Wed 20thFeb 2019 – La Trabendo, Paris, FRANCE Thurs 21stFeb 2019 – Backstage Halle, Munich, GERMANY Fri 22ndFeb 2019 – Frannz-Club, Berlin, GERMANY Sat 23rdFeb 2019 – Head Crash, Hamburg, GERMANY Sun 24thFeb 2019 – Luxor, Cologne, GERMANY Wed 27thFeb 2019 – Rebellion, Manchester, UK Thurs 28thFeb 2019 – O2 Academy 3, Birmingham, UK Fri 1stMar 2019 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK Sat 2ndMar 2019 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, HOLLAND
Since forming in 2013, The Fallen State have developed a fearsome live reputation by selling out shows with their modern, incisive and inspiring performances allied to their prolific output of five skillfully crafted EPs (“I,II,III”, “Crown Your Shadows” and “The View from Ruin”). The Fallen State’s critically acclaimed single “Nova” (featuring Chris Robertson from Black Stone Cherry and released in Christmas 2017) was a huge hit. Jon Price and Dan Oke are endorsed by PRS guitars. The “Nova” single has had over 3 million views across socials.
In early 2019 the band signed to Last Man Music. Further evidence of The Fallen States emergence as one of the most exciting British rock acts to emerge in years.
The Fallen State Is: Vocals– Ben Stenning / Guitar– Jon Price / Guitar– Dan Oke / Bass– Greg Butler / Drums– Rich Walker
I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot!
My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!'
The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;)
Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!