Faux Machismo are a two-piece performing stoner-witch-doom-grunge and hail from the fringes of Leeds’ city centre.
A combination of downbeat, sludgy guitar riffs with scuzzy, opiatic drum beats, the duo’s musical output is uncomplicated. That’s not to say it isn’t frank, assertive, and incredibly direct.
With support slots for Witch Fever, Dead Naked Hippies, and Swedish Death Candy already on their CV, the duo (Maeve Munro, Anna Ridley) released their compilation of demos, EP, which garnered the interest of Chris Mulligan in recording the band.
Mulligan’s sessions led to the release of three new singles, each receiving supporting airplay from Amazing Radio and smaller, equally as integral radio shows across the UK and Europe – Dopamine, For Daze, and Artemisia.
The complexity of Anna and Maeve’s work stems from their influences – affected art, literature, and esotericism. Their works look to avoid the hazard of being supercilious – art in all its forms is meant to be discussed and informative rather than withheld as a means of elitism.