Fake Problems hit the UK with new single and tour

Posted on 24 August 2009
By Hugh O'Connell
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American indie band Fake Problems are to release their new single ‘Diamond Rings’ in the UK next month.

The Florida based foursome are also due to play Reading and Leeds festivals as well as play support to folk star Frank Turner in October as they look to heighten their profile on this side of the water. (See video below!)

‘Diamond Rings’ is the second single off ‘It’s Great to Be Alive’, the band’s second album that was released earlier this year.

Vocalist Chris Farren explains the evolution of the track: “It really came out of nowhere for this record. The original version of it is a dark, slow, Tom Waits-esque country song, but that vibe just didn’t fit with what we wanted to do for the record – so we decided to destroy it completely and rebuild it from the ground up.

“I’ve had a few people come up to me and ask me specifically what this song is about, and I always turn it around on them to see what they think it’s about. And it’s always far more interesting than what the song is actually about.”

The band’s second album is a real reinvention of their sound having spent countless months on the road touring before they began recording and producing it amongst the cornfields of Omaha, Nebraska in a mere two weeks.

Diamond Rings is out September 7th. ‘It’s Great to Be Alive’ is out now on the Side One Dummy label.


Aug 27 UK Kingston – Banquet Records acoustic set + New Slang clubnight
Aug 28 UK Reading Festival
Aug 29 UK Brighton Freebutt
Aug 30 UK Leeds Festival

w/ Frank Turner

Oct 15 UK Glasgow QMU
Oct 16 UK Manchester Academy 2
Oct 17 UK Newcastle University
Oct 18 UK Nottingham Rock City
Oct 19 UK Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Oct 20 UK Oxford Academy
Oct 22 UK Leeds Met University
Oct 23 UK Cambridge Junction
Oct 24 UK Plymouth University
Oct 25 UK Exeter Lemon Grove
Oct 26 UK Bristol Anson Rooms
Oct 27 UK Cardiff University
Oct 28 UK Winchester Guildhall
Oct 29 UK London Shepherd’s Bush Empire