Formed in Nottingham in 2014, As December Falls embark on their UK headline tour this week kicking off at Glasgow’s Cathouse on the 6th October. The band return to previously visited stops, demonstrating their success by performing at larger venues this time around. Tickets can be purchased here.
Since their formation, As December Falls are a long way from their beginnings. The band achieved self-sufficiency early on as a matter of survival after being told they were ‘too this’ and ‘too that’ from the industry gatekeepers when looking to release their self-titled debut album in 2019 (which has received over 4 million streams to date). Their DIY attitude and business know-how resulted in the band selling out 90% of shows on their most recent headline tour around the UK and appearing at Slam Dunk Festival, Tramlines Festival, Camden Rocks and more. They return to Slam Dunk Festival in 2022.
Fiercely independent and striving for something more cinematic, more dynamic and more emotional than their previous work, the quartet recorded their highly-anticipated follow up album “Happier” (out 6th August 2021) with John Mitchell (Architects, You Me At Six, Enter Shikari) at Outhouse Studios. Gambling on themselves once more, the band took financial matters into their own hands to make their dream come true and secured a bank loan to fund “Happier” (all of which has been paid off due to an overwhelming amount of pre-orders from their highly dedicated fanbase).
Alongside the lead vocals of Bethany Hunter, As December Falls is composed of Ande (guitar), Timmy (guitar) and Luke (drums). Their musical influences of the entire rock cache can be heard throughout “Happier”; classic rock idolisation of legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Slash, vintage pop-punk admiration of Blink-182, Sum-41 and Fall Out Boy, the emo effects of Basement, Turnover and Citizen. Having never been in a band previously, Bethany turned to strong female rock stars for her inspiration. Hours were spent watching videos of Joan Jett and Marmozets to name but a few, studying their body language, attitude, and confidence until she had her unique style all sussed out.
Catch As December Falls at the tour dates below:
Thursday 6th October – Glasgow, Cathouse
Friday 7th October – Leeds, Stylus
Saturday 8th October – Manchester, Academy 3
Monday 10th October – Cardiff, Globe
Tuesday 11th October – Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
Wednesday 12th October – Bristol, The Fleece
Friday 14th October – Birmingham, O2 Institute2
Saturday 15th October – Brighton, Patterns
Sunday 16th October – London, O2 Academy Islington
Tuesday 18th October – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms