BIO - The Foam Heads

The Foam Heads, from Oxford UK, formed in early 2020 as songwriters, writing about modern life to the backdrop of their music from guitar anthems to a semi-acoustic ether. The Foam Heads are Gareth on bass, synth and vocals, Nick on guitars, keyboards and vocals, and Mark on drums. Often compared to The Chameleons with their weaving pedal-synth sounds.

2023 sees New Desire released as a single in April, followed by an EP in May of recordings at Evolution Recording Studios, Oxford.

Their 2022 synthesiser based remix of Mass Extinction was originally recorded at Glasshouse Studios (with Jamie Hyatt from Bedd at the controls).

"Rain" kicked off a series of new music releases in 2022, recorded at Oxfordshire Music Rooms with Kyle Mundy engineering. Signing up to MAS Records’ artist development scheme in 2021 led to gigs at The Jericho,  Bullingdon, Port Mahon, and O2 Academy with other local bands (Killer Kowalski, Barricane, Tiger Mendoza, and more). March 2022 saw the Foam Heads support October Drift.

Their releases for 2023 will be through OneRPM.

They are named after an ecological incident in Oxford where the Oxford Mail reported on a military chemical spill, saying that 'a wave of Foam Heads (down the river Thames) for the City'. 

GB, Bandzoogle, 2023. 


July 2023 - Nightshift Magazine - New Desire "Top Track" - Happy Mondays at their rockiest, early U2 jamming with Funkadelic!

July 2023 - Oxfordshire Music Scene Magazine - New Desire - An impressive atmospheric pop/rock track

June 2023 - BBC MUSIC Introducing

April 2023 - BANKS RADIO 

One of the highlights of 2023 on Banks Radio Australia and Valley FM 89.5, an excellent piece of music with brilliant vocals, invigorating and hypnotically splendid with an infectious vibe.

December 2022 - Nightshift Magazine

Waste of the World - No 17 Tracks of Our Year, a glorious bulldozer of a song, ready-made for mosh pits or festival fist pumping

November 2022 - Melting Pot Radio

Waste of the World - A cracking track

August 2022 - Nightshift Magazine An outstanding sonic peach of a single, with a stone hard truth at its core.

July 2022 - An interview with Lost In the Nordics

 Waste of the World - There is a YouTube lyric video that goes with the song that features some amazing drone footage of waste dumps, which can be a real shock at the size of them. Definitely an eye-opener at where rubbish goes if it isn’t recycled. 

May 2022 - Nightshift Magazine

The Foam Heads... with their heroic, chorus pedal guitar sound, which immediately reminds us of cult heroes..., The Chameleons, while the trio’s anthemic closing number could have TARDIS-ed in from the first U2 album. Whatever the vintage of their influences, they’re most welcome in the present day.

March 2022 - Oxfordshire Music Scene Magazine

Mass Extinction (Korrg Remix) It’s a fun little track with some strong 80s synth-pop influences that comes with a cute little anime-inspired video to boot. I’m still not entirely clear, having listened to it through a couple of times, how (or why) we’re connecting a relationship breakdown to the climate crisis…But this is a bop. And, hey, most people don’t realise that Springsteen’s ‘Born In The USA’ is a political protest song, so it’s okay to not be entirely clear and still have a banger on your hands.

March 2022 - Nightshift Magazine 

Gig review at The Jericho - ‘Mass Extinction’ and especially ‘Insanity’ are songs of alienation that the alt-pop threesome deliver with cheerfully jangly guitar... what better way is there of a band communicating alienation, than messing with our heads? 

March 2021 - No1 Spot on the Carbon Footprint Music Production YouTube playlist Best of The Best of Indie video playlist 

Brilliant New Single Mass Extinction. By the Fantastic TheFoamHeads @FoamHeadsUK - Indie LOVERS - Jono's Music Zone 

Mass Extinction by @FoamHeadsUK has a right sound to it!! - New Indie Sounds 

Great Tune. Mass Extinction by @FoamHeadsUK - Indie Song of The Day 


The Foam Heads release tracks through most streaming services so you can listen through your favourite app. 

You can use the contact page for bookings, check out the latest track, or to sign up to the mailing list to be kept up to date on new releases and live events. 

Stay Safe in 2023! 

The Foam Heads