SINCE performing at Haigh Fest with just two previous gigs under their belt, Faith in Fools are going from strength to strength.
The six members of the ska/rap band told Music Scene just how busy they have been.
Lead singer Natalie Jenkins said: “Since Haigh Fest we have gained lots more fans and we have headlined Club Academy in Manchester which was a real highlight for us.
“We recently shot the video for our new single, Spaghetti Western and drafted in lots of lovely fans from Wigan to appear in it.
“We’re really excited to see the finished product as a lot of hard work went into it.
“But we have decided to wait until the video is done before we let anyone hear the recorded version of the song, we wanted people to be as excited about it and the song as we are.”
The new track and its accompanying video are likely to be ready before the year is out.
Matthew Smalley, Rob Singleton, Kurt State, Joycey, Smooth and Natalie are also pushing forward with their debut album which they hope to record in London. Natalie added: “We’ve spent the past year writing and performing our songs to get a feel of what direction we want to go in and what appeals most to our fans.
“The feedback we get from people is always really positive and we want to put out the best of what we can do.
“There will be songs on there that people will know from seeing us live and a few that are brand new.
“We all have very different musical tastes and influences, which comes across in our music.
“There’s quite a rocky feel to a few of our newer songs as well as having some old school hip-hop in there too.
“We want to blend the rap and rock genres without having to do one or the other and I think we’ve figured out the best way that we can do that with these new tracks.
“There is no deadline and that’s what was important to us as we like to work at our own pace and want to put a lot of our time and energy into it.”