Like many young outfits, Stourbridge’s Fans of Faye has been through many name changes, covering the not-so-sublime to the entirely ridiculous. But in the winter of 2004, a dear friend and inspiration to the band, Faye, tragically lost her life in a car crash. She was the catalyst for their youthful passion for writing and performing their own music, so her premature death sealed the band’s moniker as a lasting testimony.
Shunning the usual hasty rush to play on the national scene, FoF instead focussed on the Midlands gig circuit. This local live focus has been rewarded with a strong and loyal fan-base, who in return have seen them support the likes of Versa Emerge, Francesqa, Not Advised/Natives and The Casting Out (ex-Boy Sets Fire).
Their impressive live pedigree has now been channelled into the release of their debut album, Designed To Be, cementing the bands growing reputation as an exciting and hugely promising new act, energetically supported by an extensive UK tour.
Following on from bands success after the release of their first single “Paint The Sun” reached number 27 in the iTunes Rock Chart, the second single “Ghosts” also taken from the debut album was released November 5th.