False Lights

A game changer for all involved, and perhaps even the scene in general” ★★★★★ fRoots

“Folk rock brilliance” ★★★★ Songlines

“They succeed because they are fine no-nonsense singers who concentrate on the narrative of their songs” ★★★★ The Guardian

One night in 2013, BBC Folk Awards winning singer-guitarists Jim Moray and Sam Carter met for a drink at the hotel bar after a festival. Both well known for their solo work, and with a reputation for musical experimentation, the conversation quickly turned to the things they had grown up listening to – 90s guitar bands, electronica, post rock, traditional ballads and shapenote singing. By the end of the night they had formed a new band that would explore new kinds of folk-rock hybrids. By the next summer they were headlining Suffolk’s FolkEast festival and translating that initial rush of ideas into a joyful turn-it-up-loud thrash of folk songs you can jump to.

Based in the traditional music of Great Britain, but not constrained by its usual modes of performance, they have now transcended their original aim to make ‘folk rock for the 21st century’ to become one of England’s most startling and exciting acts.


False Lights will be performing on Thursday 18th August as a special concert for weekend ticket holders.