With their ‘in-your-face’ attitude, powerful and unforgettable songs, and sheer tenacity, The Faceplants are here to make a name and lasting impression on whomever their music reaches, worldwide. No gimmicks, The Faceplants are the real deal.
Fans and students of pop, rock, and reggae, specifically bands such as No Doubt, Sugar Ray, Sublime and The Police, the Faceplants bring energetic, upbeat anthems with a splash of an ‘in your face’ personality and performance, making a stamp on the stage and turning heads.
Promoting their brand new single, Devil in a White Dress, the Vancouver-based rock band is fresh off of their biggest and most successful tour to date. The Devil in a White Dress tour saw them performing to thousands of new faces and creating brand new, loyal fans in every city along the way. After spending months of non-stop, endless writing, band members Dan Botch, Garrett Ward, Graham MacKinnon, Paddy Spencer, and Chris Wong are tapping into the true identity of the band, kicking off a brand new chapter in 2016.
The buzz surrounding their last single, Why, triggered an overwhelmingly positive response on social media and gained support from TV and radio stations on tour across the country. “Why” is proving to be the most successful and popular release The Faceplants have to date. Rapidly increasing in popularity online, it is becoming a favourite with seasoned fans as well as brand new ones, catching up to The Faceplants’ debut release, Last Night (Over 100,000 views on The Faceplants’ Official YouTube channel).
Having filled the most popular venues (The Rio, The Roxy, Venue, and Tom Lee MusicHall) in their hometown, Vancouver, The Faceplants started growing dedicated followers with the release of their debut EP, teaming up with Tommy Mac of the Juno Award winning Canadian band, Hedley, to produce the record. From that, in partnership with MuchMusic, the band filmed and released the music video for their debut single, Last Night. This introduction to The Faceplants was the beginning of a steady growth of followers locally and on a national level.
Scheduled to embark on another Canadian tour in support of their upcoming album, as well as hitting the Western United States for the first time this fall, The Faceplants are excited to bring their infectious, energetic, and unforgettable show to new faces, turning strangers into loyal fans.
What do you love about being in a band?
So far, touring is one of the most fulfilling things The Faceplants have done. It’s amazing taking songs that we’ve written in our basement on a acoustic guitar and performing them across the country to new faces time and time again. Having people sing our lyrics to us while we perform has got to be one of the coolest feelings in the world.
What challenges you about band life?
We always strive to push our limits and too expand our band’s fan base as much as we can. Due to this, we try to tour as much as we can to naturally build that fan base. We’re really pushing to get onto opening slots for bigger acts so we can get more exposure.
Tell us something special/funny/weird.
The Faceplants pride themselves on being a very hardworking band. Garrett and Chris, their guitarist and bass player, are accomplished audio engineers and music producers and do the majority of the band’s recording. All of their shows are self-booked. Additionally, the band’s singer and songwriter, Dan Botch, acts as the visual creative director, planning all of the band’s visual content, as well as directing music videos. The band’s work ethic defines it, and this is the most special thing about it.