Fake Gods are an acoustic folk-rock duo from central Scotland, formed in 2005. The band's warm and natural sound is a product of an organic music making progress which has been honed over several years. The band members are Alex McGhie: vocals/ acoustic guitar/ keyboards and Alan Wood: acoustic, electric & bass guitars/ harmonica.
The band’s first gigs in 2005 were very well-received and subsequent shows have garnered similar acclaim. After writing songs through much of 2006, the band convened at a church hall in 2007 to lay the foundations for its debut album, the aptly titled 'Wine To Water'. Songs therein range from the poignant, reflective 'Shattered' and 'Wine To Water' to the quirky, angst-fuelled 'The 28'. Promotion commenced with a gig in Ahaus, Germany in May 2009 with a number of shows to follow over the remainder of the year. 'Wine To Water' and the new EP 'Chords of Human Kindness' are available to download for free at www.fakegods.bandcamp.com.
Fake Gods' debut album 'Wine To Water' was released on 28 April 2009. The album showcases the band's material alongside some carefully selected cover versions including Richard Shindell, The The and Tragically Hip. The band undertook all aspects of arranging, recording, mixing, and album artwork and will take the same approach to promotion and distribution.