Fatherson release new single Making Waves today. The single accompanies news of the band’s third album Sum Of All Your Parts which drops on September 14th. The band have established themselves as a potent live force, having sold out Glasgow’s Barrowlands as well as London’s Scala on their previous run of dates. Together with blistering shows and a rabid fanbase Fatherson operate in a distinctly Scottish plane of sentimentally – it is no coincidence they have previously toured with the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Biffy Clyro and Idlewild.
Making Waves is indicative of what to expect from the next Fatherson LP. According to Ross Leighton (guitar/vocals), the song “defined how the album would sound” as well as being a “heart on your sleeve slacker tune with a tonne of groove.” The single does mark a change of direction for the band – the rousing and anthemic choruses remain but there is a newfound edge best summed up in the stunning video for Making Waves.
Marc Strain (bass) goes further when contemplating the shift in band’s sound: “As a band, we’re always going to have “rocky” songs but Rock music can be very formulaic and boring. We didn’t want this record to just be a carbon copy of Open Book or I Am An Island. Making Waves was the song that made us rethink our process and start to get really excited about this new album.”
Check out the video for ‘Making Waves’ – BELOW:
Fatherson has traditionally been a word of mouth band. Attend any of their shows and you will find a room echo with lyrics being sung back en masse by adoring fans. The devotion of their fans saw the last album jump straight in at No.2 in the Scottish album charts as well as performing strongly in the U.K. Other highlights include packing a 12,000 person tent at T in the Park and playing with Kings of Leon in Vienna.
To celebrate their return, the band have announced four special album preview shows in some of their favourite small venues across the UK. They will also be playing a handful of summer festivals, including a sub-headline slot at Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival in Glasgow, and a main stage appearance at 2000 Trees Festival in Cheltenham.
28 Jun – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
30 Jun – Glasgow, King Tut’s
01 Jul – Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival
12 Jul – London, Lexington
13 Jul – Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
14 Jul – Middlesbrough, Westgarth Social Club
Tickets – store.fathersonband.co.uk
Ross Leighton – Guitar/Vocals
Marc Strain – Bass
Greg Walkinshaw – Drums
Making Waves is out June 22nd