Bethany Hunter - As December Falls | Interview
Formed in 2014, As December Falls are a long way from their beginnings. The band achieved self-sufficiency early on as a matter of survival after being told they were ‘too this’ and ‘too that’ from the industry gatekeepers when looking to release their self-titled debut album in 2019 (which has received over 4 million streams to date). Their DIY attitude and business know-how resulted in the band selling out 90% of shows on their most recent headline tour around the UK and appearing at Slam Dunk Festival, 2000 Trees, Tramlines Festival, Camden Rocks, Czech’s Rock For People to name a few. In October 2022, As December Falls headed out on their first European tour, playing to sold-out shows in Berlin, Kassel, Hamburg, Oberhausen and Prague. Join The Club (due July 2023 via InGrooves) is set to be an important release for As December Falls - their chart-eligible third album may be their heaviest yet and is markedly more attitude-laden than 2021’s “Happier”, which is perhaps the most noticeable on acoustic single “Home” where self-assuredness runs throughout. As December Falls worked with producers John Mitchell (on Go Away) and Alex Copp (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes), mix engineers Ian Dowling (on Home - One Direction, Kasabian, McBusted) and Stevie Knight (Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic) and Grant Berry (All Time Low,, Static Dress) for mastering to bring Join The Club to life. As December Falls's fiercely independent streak is out in full force on their forthcoming record.