Song: Unsung Hero
Band: Faleepo Franciso
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Date of Release: 5/03/2015
Genre: Acoustic/Electric/Indie Rock
For Fans Of: The inoffensive.
Why They Aren’t Famous: They probably will be at some point, and that’s a bit of a bummer.
It’s technically fine, which is probably the best thing I can say about it. Which, to be fair, is a whole lot better than saying, “this song is the musical equivalent of stubbing your toe in the dark”. And even though the latter example of a critique might be more fun for me to write, it’s also not true.
Reading through their Facebook profile they note that they’re originally from North Queensland and have traditionally played in cover bands, and it really shows. Their sound is one that makes me think of a bunch of dudes who grew up with Triple M drive time radio, whose earliest gigs were at a Pig n Whistle/Northern Queensland equivalent, and for whom Frogstomp was the crowning jewel of Australian music in the 90’s (when everybody knows the correct answer to that is Gurg’s Unit).
The band has a drummer and a rhythm guitarist, who also appear on this song.
Given their background, I’m willing to bet this band fucking kills it live. Put them tiny room with intoxicated people and they’ll start to shine. But that isn’t at all apparent in their recording.
Overall IPHYB Rating: 5/10
Personal Enjoyment: 3/10