The Farm’s first digital release, “Feel The Love” is available from today, Thursday, 7 September 2023. This track is taken from the 2018 EP, originally available only as a limited-edition CD signed by the band.
Following a number of successful festival appearances and new songs in the summer of 2017, The Farm, after many years, decided to get the original songwriting team back together and start recording again. The digital release of Feel The Love EP via all streaming platforms was planned, but due to illness and then the pandemic, it was placed on hold. During the lockdown, the band continued writing and is now releasing a series of tracks via Ditto Music.
“Feel The Love” will be followed by “Moment In Time” and “Can’t Stop (Loving You)”, with new tracks to be released, one every six weeks, continuing throughout 2024.
Singer and songwriter Peter Hooton wrote the lyrics to “Feel The Love” with the legendary DJ Harvey in mind. He says: “We went to Ibiza in 1990, and meeting visionaries like Harvey changed our outlook on life. We met Harvey outside the Ku club, where we’d been performing, he was wearing a miner’s helmet and told us we should go to a nearby mountain where there was a party happening. There was no electricity or running water there, just a generator to power the decks, but we were completely taken aback by the atmosphere of the place. Hopefully, the lyrics capture that feeling on the mountain, which was a genuine ‘Saul on the Road to Damascus’ experience for us.
“With the increasing toxicity in today’s politics and so many walks of life, I felt compelled to write about positivity and the effect people can have on you and your outlook – Feel The Love!”
Listen to “Feel The Love” – BELOW:
Alongside continued live appearances, members of The Farm have always kept busy with individual, highly successful alternative careers. These include lecturing at Paul McCartney’s prestigious LIPA, writing a series of non-fiction books and sports documentaries, directing television documentaries and acclaimed feature film (starring Bill Nighy), composing dance anthems and film scores, TV script-writing and producing internationally renowned theatrically released feature films.
More festival appearances continue throughout 2023, side by side with numerous music and creative events across the UK.
Peter Hooton is currently a guest on the RHLSTP tour in Liverpool, Comic Strip. See full line-ups here.
UK Live Dates 2023
Sat 20 May, Lets Rock Cookham
Sat 10 June, Bootle Music Festival
Sat 17 June, Lets Rock Leeds
Sat 24 June, Lets Rock Scotland
Sat 1 July, Lets Rock Exeter
Sat 8 July, Lets Rock Southampton
Sat 15 July, Forever Young Festival Kildare (Peter Hooton & the BEF band)
Sat 22 July, Rewind Festival: Scotland, Perth
Sat 29 July, Pimms in the Park, Lydiard Park
Sun 6 Aug, Rewind Festival North, Siddington
Sat 19 Aug, Earlham Park, Norwich
Sun 20 Aug, Rewind Festival: South, Henley-on-Thames
Sat 26 Aug, Cast plus Special Guests The Farm, Scarborough
Sun 19 Nov, Shiiine On, Minehead
Fri 20 Oct, Acoustic Show, Glastonbury Village, Somerset
UK Live Dates 2024
Sat 13 Apr, O2 City Hall Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Sat 25 May, Stone Valley South, Herefordshire
Sat 22 June, Stone Valley Festival, Midlands
Sat 6 July, Chilfest, Hertfordshire