XS Noize Exclusive Video Premiere: FAINITES – ‘Geraldine’


New UK rock four-piece Fainites release their debut single Geraldine today Monday 17th April. The storming piece of alternative rock welds chunky guitar riffs to yearning vocals and pounding drums, and is the lead track from the band’s debut Battle Scars EP (also released today).

Formed just a year ago, Fainites have wasted no time in establishing themselves on the fertile South Coast rock scene. Their debut gig in October was at the legendary Joiners in Southampton, where they were invited to support rising rockers Blackfoxxes. A sold-out December hometown show in Portsmouth followed, and their 2017 started with a bang with a stellar performance at Icebreaker festival in February.


Fainites create anthemic, intelligent and hardcore-tinged alternative rock that’s not afraid to tackle unusual subject matter. “Geraldine was inspired by the true story of Geraldine Largay, a woman who went missing in 2013 whilst on an Appalachian trail,” says frontman Chris Perrin. “She’d gotten lost and managed to survive 26 days alone in the wild before dying in her tent, surrounded by goodbye letters she had written for her loved ones. Her body wasn’t found for over 2 years. I don’t usually write songs from the perspective of other people’s lives, but Geraldine’s story really hit me. It’s not a stereotypical subject for a rock song, but I’d like to think the energy and melody is a fitting tribute to a woman who obviously had a real zest for life.”

Fainites will be playing live dates in support of the new single/EP.
For more info, head to fainites.com

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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