Photo taken by Kiera Davies

We've been chatting to some great local musicians in a campaign to get more people supporting local original music. Here's 5 minutes with The Facades.

Who are you?

We are The Facades, a 4 piece indie rock band from Wigan. We consist of Alannah Webb- vocals, Luke Ashton- Drums, Sam Bowery- Bass and Evan Armstrong- Lead Guitar. We all met in college and played together a few times before deciding to start writing original music. We formed officially as a full band in January 2020 on the back of playing a few acoustic shows as a two piece in 2019. We did our first gig as a full band in February at the Tudor in Wigan which went down really well with the audience and we even got asked to do another song at the end of our set.

What 3 words best describe your sound?

It's hard to define our sound in 3 words as we all take influences from different styles of music, with bands like Wolf Alice, Arctic Monkeys and Jade Bird but also bands with a heavier style such as The Blinders and Soundgarden. But if we had to sum it up it would be 'Distinctive, Unconventional and Melodic'

How does being from Wigan/the North West influence your music?

We're lucky to live in Wigan because we can get to Manchester and Liverpool in 30 minutes on the train so it's easy for us to go and watch our favourite bands and artists and we take a lot of inspiration from watching other bands perform live. We're very lucky at the minute too to be part of the music scene that is happening in Wigan with bands and artists like Stanleys, Neptune Valley, Rivver, Flechettes, Island Dam, Joe Ast