Back in May, it was reported that Perth band Small Town Heroes had been in the studio, working with a litany of music’s biggest names. Now, amidst news of a name change, the group have spoken about working with none other than Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus.

Announced today, Perth’s Small Town Heroes are abandoning that moniker, choosing instead to be known as The Faim from here on in. The group have said they’ve chosen the name as a representation of their evolution as musicians. “Our sound has evolved immensely over the past year of writing and the passion to keep moving forward is something we’ve always focused on,” they said.

“The word FAIM means Hunger and we felt it truly represents our ever growing and undying passion for music. We all feel like we were born for this and we know within ourselves it was the right thing to do.”

In addition to the name changes, the group have also shared an update to some of the big names they’ve been working with, after having shared a studio with the likes of Chris Cheney of The Living End, James Bourne from Busted, songwriter Fiona Bevan, Nick Bailey, and meeting musical legends such as Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.

Most recently, the group have shared an image of them in the studio with none other than Josh Dun from Twenty One Pilots and Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus.

Big thanks to @joshuadun and @markhoppus for coming in today and blessing us with their talent and good looks 😘

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“It was inspiring to work with such iconic musicians who we have looked up to for so long,” The Faim said of the collaboration. “Both guys were super warm and we ended up writing a really powerful song that we can’t wait for everyone to hear.”

While we don’t quite yet know when The Faim will be releasing new music (though we’re hoping it’s sooner rather than later), we’ll definitely be keeping you updated.

In the meantime, check out a video of The Faim working with 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Aston Irwin, below.

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