Following a completely sold-out February tour and packed summer of festival shows across the UK, Fatherson have announced a string of headline dates across the UK and Ireland to end the year.
The band will also headline Glasgow’s Tenement Trail festival on Sat 12 October, and are set to play Swn festival, Cardiff on 18 October and Wild Paths, Norwich on 19 October. The tour comes as their third album ‘Sum of All Your Parts’ was announced as one of 20 records longlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year alongside titles from Chvrches, Twilight Sad and C Duncan.
‘Sum of All Your Parts’ cemented Fatherson as one of Britain’s next breakthrough guitar bands. Undoubtedly their most assured record to date, the album was praised across the board; “melodic rock that’s good for the mind, body and soul.”, “pretension-free, thinking man’s crunch-pop”, “songs for all moods & seasons”.
The album has seen the band sell-out their biggest UK headline shows to date (including 2,400 capacity Glasgow Academy, London’s Scala and two nights at Omeara), play support shows with Biffy Clyro, Amber Run and Futureheads and festivals including TRNSMT, Isle of Wight, Truck, Barn on the Farm, Victorious and Edinburgh Summer Sessions.
With support from VanIves
Childhood friends Stuart Ramage (Singer, Songwriter, guitarist) and Roan Ballantine (Producer, pianist, DJ and songwriter) make up the multi-genre-bending duo of VanIves. Hailing from south-west Scotland their sound originates from the dancefloor, layering catchy hooks and immersive imagery which is quietly making this duo Scotland’s most exciting export.
The duo hit the music scene this year with supports for notable artists such as SG Lewis, Tokio Myers and Be Charlotte whilst also celebrating their debut single by opening Glasgows TEDxTalk at the Armadillo and garnering airtime from outlets including BBC scotland and Amazing radio.
They first met as ten year olds lobbying to have a skate park built in Galloway. The songs are written in a unique manner, by sampling family VHS tapes and building soundscapes and songs around the memories attached to those moments. The music is a cathartic nod to the past and a springboard to a bright future. Sonically they’ve managed to create a seamless analogue and digital blend, glued together with impassioned soaring vocals, routed in hip-hop influenced production.
When they were seventeen years old they helped build sound systems and held bass music nights in forests. The culture of bass heavy dance music has influenced and inspired their creative direction.
Roan is a self taught producer and Suzuki pianist. He is also a DJ who cut his teeth playing sets in the woods in Dumfries and Galloway, releasing dance music under various alias’ currently a design student at world famous Glasgow School of Art.
Stuart is a multi instrumentalist ,virtuoso guitarist specialising in songwriting with open tunings. He recently graduated from University of West of Scotland with an honours degree in Commercial Music. He has toured the world as a session musician as well as writing and producing music for other artists. Made a name for himself at songwriting camps in Nashville.
Their second EP ‘The Waves and I Would Wonder’ is now available on Vinyl, released via Berlin label Vielen Dank Records.
Plus Second Hand Genes
A high-energy, post rock five-piece from Wolverhampton, UK. Driven by heavy walls of guitar and bass, they bring a real 90’s grunge aesthetic to the Midlands music scene.