RELEASE DATE OF APRIL 7TH FOR “I AM AN ISLAND” LP AND ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH LONELY THE BRAVE
“They remind one of a more muscular Frightened Rabbit or a plaid-shirted indie alternative to their fellow Ayrshiremen Biffy Clyro. Similar levels of success to the above hopefully await.” The Scotman, July 2013
“In short, Kilmarnock boys Fatherson rock. I mean, they all wear woolly jumpers and bobble hats… but they rock”
Ally McCrae, BBC Radio 1 – BBC Introducing With Jen And Ally
“Announcing that they’ll be releasing an album after the Summer, the band’s performance is well rehearsed and finely refined, suggesting even bigger things to come for the already successful young Scots if their album material stands up to their performance capabilities. If this is the case, they’ll soon be following in the footsteps of big stage break out bands Twin Atlantic and Frightened Rabbit”
STV (Rockness 2013)
Fatherson have been making a name for themselves in Scotland for sometime now – selling out their last Glasgowshow, over 500 people singing every word. And that infectious support has pulled them out above their peers, cultivating a dedication amongst their fanbase that transcends the norm. They’re a group that are important to those who know, and 2014 – with the release of their debut album and further shows south of the border – will see that importance spread significantly.
The band have supported the likes of Idlewild, Frightened Rabbit and Twin Atlantic and today announce that their full length, “I Am An Island”, will be coming April 7th on A Modern Way. “I Like Not Knowing” is the first recording from the album sessions to see the light of day, and contains exactly the kind of propulsive, anthemic indie-rock that their fans have come to expect from the band.
Fatherson have also been included in a compilation released in the last week by Radio 1’s Ally McCrae called New Moons: Volume 1. They feature alongside other buzzed about groups including Slaves, Laurel and Tall Ships.
The band will be main support to one of 2014’s brightest hopes, Lonely The Brave, later this month.
You can see them at the following dates:
26th Glasgow, King Tuts *
27th Manchester, Deaf Institute
28th Leicester, Academy 2
30th London, Cargo
31st Aldershot, West End Centre
1st Nottingham, Rock City Basement
4th Southampton, Joiners
5th Leeds, Cockpit
7th Norwich, Open
8th Cambridge, Junction 2
* Ross Leighton acoustic set