Faux Real

Faux Real FR/US

Pohoda 2022 will host also Franco-American brothers Elliott and Virgile Arndt and their “anti-rock project” Faux Real. Their Faux Realism combines elements of post-punk, glam rock, and contemporary R&B with a unique sense of humour, boy band tropes, and a forward-thinking approach to modern pop culture. According to i-D magazine, they fuse the sound and aesthetic of disco with the chaos of a punk show. “Faux Real is a joy. The best quarantine karaoke! Paraphrasing their lyrics, thanks to them, we have faced the emotional compressions of the past two years with more ease,“ says about the Faux Real booking our graphics department, whose members Terezka and Gabko can no longer wait for their concert at the Trenčín airport.  

Far before releasing any music, Faux Real began performing live, wooing half-confused, half-amused crowds one unconventional venue at a time. Building on a lifetime of inside jokes and shared mp3 libraries, the Arndt brothers created a signature show that simultaneously fetishizes, destroys, and re-invents their kinship through compelling choreography, playfully exploring the boundaries of duality, ridicule, and sexuality.