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Fatherson announce new album ‘Normal Fears’

Fatherson band press shot 2021
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  • New album Normal Fears out Feb 22nd 2022
  • Listen to new single Normal People
  • UK tour dates announced for March 2022 (tickets)*

Having recently returned with their first new material in 3 years, Glasgow trio Fatherson announce their new album Normal Fears is set for release on February 22nd. Coinciding with this news, the band have also shared the new single Normal People.

For the album announcement the band created a short film titled Same Old, Brand New containing footage of them performing live. The band comment on the idea behind the film:

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We wanted to do something special to announce our new album. The idea was to create something that could be shared all over the world, a celebration of the new music we’ve created with a nod to what has come before. ’Same Old, Brand New’ is just that. A collection of exclusive live performances presented as a short film that explores some of the concepts around the album and the world in general

Normal Fears follows on from 2018’s critically acclaimed Sum Of All Your Parts and deals with letting go. New single and Normal People is a bold love song that embraces Fatherson’s signature anthemic sound combined with pop sensibilities. Frontman Ross Leighton sad of the track:

there is a perspective in the song that is about falling in love and feeling like you’re the only two people in the world, looking out at everyone else. At that moment I had never been so sure of anything before, which was an amazing feeling.

Fatherson UK tour dates

Following on from their recent tour with many sold out dates, Fatherson will embark on a UK headline tour in March. All dates and remaining tickets can be found here*.

  • March 11: Glasgow, Barrowland
  • March 17: Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom
  • March 18: Newcastle, Northumbria University
  • March 19: Leeds, The Wardrobe
  • March 20: Manchester, Club Academy
  • March 22: Stoke on Trent, The Sugarmill
  • March 23: Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
  • March 24: Nottingham, The Bodega
  • March 25: Cambridge, The Portland Arms
  • March 27: St. Albans, The Horn
  • March 28: Bristol, Exchange
  • March 29: London, Islington Assembly Hall

Having previously toured with the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Biffy Clyro, Idlewild, Enter Shikari, Panic! At The Disco, and more, the band’s intoxicating combination of anthemic rock and alt-pop has seen them steadily earn plaudits from fans and media alike.

The album’s first single, aptly titled End Of The World, was composed over Zoom during last year’s lockdown and is, other than the title might suggest, a carefree and easy-going synth-track. “If it’s my last day on earth, I’m doing whatever I want” singer Ross Leighton croons over a relationship coming to an end. He comments on the track:

End Of The World is about going through tough times and coming out the other side. Suddenly you realise that you’re actually fine. So what if someone doesn’t love you anymore? Nevermind that life isn’t as it used to be. It’s definitely a bit tongue-in-cheek. If the world really was ending, you’d want to forget all the shit that’s been thrown at you and go out and have fun.

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Deborah Jacobs

Music blogger by night, SEO by day. Started Indie is not a Genre in 2011, will always prefer live music over recordings and intimate pub gigs over arena shows.



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