THE FAIM came into existence as naturally as their music. The Australian group met while in high school in Perth, and the friends soon began penning their own songs, inspired by bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco and Metallica, and an array of musical influences, from indie rock to jazz, to pop-punk.
In the summer of 2016, 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 group had no touring experience, they messaged him anyway, sending a long missive about their deep dedication to music. Feldmann 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 also enlisted the help of industry staples, including Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Mark Hoppus (blink-182), Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots) and Ashton Irwin (5 Seconds of Summer).
The songs have resonated with fans all over the world. The band has already accumulated over 8M+ total streams globally, and by the end of 2018, THE FAIM will have toured extensively, performing at festivals like Download, Slam Dunk, and Reading & Leeds, and sharing the stage with the likes of PVRIS, Against The Current, Sleeping With Sirens, Hands Like Houses, Lower Than Atlantis, The Dangerous Summer, and PVMNTS.
THE FAIM’s early success is evidence of the importance of belief and hard work, and what it means when you’re willing to make sacrifices for your art. Now the band is standing at a precipice, waiting to see what comes next. “The best part is that this is only the beginning,” says Stephen Beerkens (bass/keyboard). ‘The story is just starting. There’s so much left to do and we can’t wait.’
Date & Time
Sunday 20 January
1st Act 4.00pm
Main support 4.45pm
THE FAIM 5.45pm
(Times are approx and may vary without notice)
Under 18s must purchase an under 18 ticket, ID will be checked at entry. All 15 years and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over 18 with valid ticket.
18+/AA General Admission Standing Only
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