April 11, 2012 10.47 am This story is over 116 months old

Lincoln band restarts making a name for itself

After the fall: Despite a setback in the band’s name, The Freefall are out to prove themselves to new audiences across the country.

They may have recently had to change their name, but it’s business as usual when it comes to Lincoln four-piece The Freefall’s powerful songs and strong work ethic.

Determined to play anywhere to get their (new) name known, this Saturday’s Live and Unsigned event is the perfect chance for the band to do just that.

Despite building up a fan-base from the very start, the boys (Scott Ballard, Ant Macandrew, Ben Selfridge and Will Hoey) recently underwent a name change that threatened to derail their momentum.

Guitarist Scott Ballard explains: “We started as Before The Fall, but recently found a larger band in the USA with the same name, so felt it was a good time to change.

“The worst thing was losing all the ‘likes’ we’d got on our old Facebook page!” he added.

The band found that in a very diverse musical climate, their straight-up pop-hooks have caught the attention of the right people, even earning them a support slot with The Wombats in London just weeks ago.

Ballard is looking forward to the band playing this region’s heat of the Live and Unsigned contest in Derby, and feels their no-nonsense approach that could give them the edge at the upcoming competition.

He said: “We feel we do simple things well. We write great pop songs with thick harmonies and deliver it with as much attitude as we can muster, so we’re hoping this will help us stand out enough.”

Being only two heats away from a potential gig at London’s O2 Arena, The Freefall are getting focussed to do their best: “We know the standard is going to be high so we will have to be on top form if we’re going to progress. We’d all love to play at the O2!”

They’re sure to have a few more after Saturday. Visit The Freefall’s website to find out more about the band and the competition.

You can watch The Freefall’s newest single, Through the Crowds, below:

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