False Prophets is the latest single from UK ska-punks Faintest Idea and it is streaming everywhere now! It’s the third glimpse at their raucous new album ‘The Road to Sedition‘ which is out on 31st March 2023.

Opening with a sample about spiritual wickedness, before nose-diving into an urgent horn-riff, False Prophets is destined to get your feet off the floor the second the backline hits. Faintest Idea’s brass section has grown since their last releases and the difference is exemplary on False Prophets, delivering a playful, urgent and layered riff to contrast the raspy street-punk vocals.

In the chorus, Faintest Idea implore you to, “Stay alert!” encouraging you to think for yourself and to always remain sceptical of those in authority. The lyrics describe the alienation in modern society that’s been created by receding faith in capitalism, paralleled by receding faith in religion. “It’s a very human trait to try to find meaning in something,” vocalist Dani Rascal explains, “which leads people to place their faith in things that can be hugely damaging to themselves” The message of False Prophets is to maintain a healthy distrust of anyone asking for your faith, telling you that they can make things better.

False Prophets was written in a burst of inspiration. “A while ago, we had an ill-fated Canadian tour with our friends in K Man & the 45’s, that got cancelled at the last minute,” Dani says. “Bobble and I decided to go anyway and spent two weeks in Kris’ (K Man) basement in Montreal writing tunes and taking advantage of Canada’s legalised weed. About half the tunes on the new album were written in that basement. Like many a horn line before that was written while feeling a bit worse for wear, it was both very catchy but also incredibly difficult to play that fast on a slide trombone. Bobble is his own worst enemy for this’

With dub reggae influences glimmering through when you scratch the surface, the song’s middle eight drops into a breakbeat drum and bass sample that only serves to bring even more energy to the band’s dancefloor-ready new record.

The Road To Sedition is a call to arms, marching to a beat of blistering horn riffs and shout-along choruses. With tours of mainland Europe and the USA (in support of The Slackers) planned for 2023, there’s never been a better time to get dancing to Faintest Idea. Pick up a copy of the album here –