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Fatherson

Air Date: 02-10-15

Fatherson are a band based in Glasgow and formed in Kilmarnock. They have been making waves in the Scottish music scene following a string of supports with bands such as Frightened Rabbit, Panic! at the Disco, Feeder, Twin Atlantic and Idlewild.

Fatherson have released two singles. “Hometown”, through King Tuts Recordings, showcases the band’s ability to write anthemic indie songs that will be running around your head for weeks to come. 2012 saw the release of “First Born”, strengthening the band's reputation & helping to build a fanbase all over the country.

Following the inclusion of a song on BBC Radio 1's Introducing playlist, the band performed on the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park where their set was aired on BBC2. Gaining experience through further festival appearances during the summer culminated in a trip to America for an industry showcase, laying the foundations there for the future.

Fatherson completed 2012 with their biggest headline tour to date packing out venues such as The Garage in Glasgow, the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh and The Ironworks in Inverness.

In 2013, in-between recording their debut album, the band played around the country including appearances at The Great Escape in Brighton, This Is Fake DIY at The Old Blue Last in London, Stag & Dagger at the ABC 1 in Glasgow and the Main Stage at Rockness.

In 2014, the band released their debut album I Am An Island through a record label set up by their management. The band and label worked to together to independently finance and release the record without the standard record company structure. The release was a success and went to No.11 in the Scottish Album Chart, Top 40 UK Indie charts and peaked at No.5 on the iTunes alternative chart. The first single "I Like Not Knowing" received airplay throughout BBC Radio 1 with support from Dj's such as Greg James, Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Ally McCrae. The band then toured throughout the UK pulling their biggest audiences to date, culminating in a sold out show in front of an 800 strong crowd at Glasgow's Arches. Fatherson played at festivals throughout the UK and performed again at T in the Park, this time at King Tut's Tent. The band will embark on a UK and European tour supporting We Were Promised Jetpacks and will release their new single "Mine For Me" on 21 July.

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