Single Review: Face Of A Stranger – Violet


I have to be honest with you people out there in there in reader-land, I’ve had better days. When your car tax needs renewing and for 6 months it costs more than it does to tax your brother’s car for a year you know you’re not going to have a good day. In addition to this I can also reveal that I am now speaking to you as a single man.  Like I said, not the best day of my life by any stretch of the imagination.

Anyway, there has been one little ray of sunshine and that is the release of a new Face Of A Stranger track. If you have followed this blog for any length of time you will know how highly I rate these guys, and as far as I’m concerned this track only serves to prove me right.

‘Violet’ has been a staple of their live set for as long as I can remember and I must confess it is one of my personal favourites. If you’re a FAOS fan this ticks all the boxes and if you’re new to them there is plenty to wrap your ears round. Nirvana-esque intro, layered vocals amongst other tricks and wizardry, hammering guitars perfectly on point drums and that now signature hard hitting sound. Oh and it might not be a ballad but listen to the lyrics… trust me.

The highest compliment I can pay this tune is that even today it made me bob my head and raise a smile. The Face Of A Stranger juggernaut thunders on.

You can hear the track here –


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