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Poetry, Rush and backing Biffy Clyro’s uber-gig – it’s all in Extended Play 012 with Fatherson!
Glasgow’s Fatherson make a brand of airy, mountainous anthem that sounds like it’s been bounced around the highland valleys before hitting your speakers.
“He said this one line, ‘I’m a December of a man.’ I thought, ‘I’ve been trying to write that for 10 years!”
Their first first album, 2014’s I Am An Island set out frontman Ross Leighton’s stall as a thoughtful, poetic lyricist, channeling vignettes of the great outdoors – in particular, his beloved Loch Lomond – and contrasting rumination on the madness of modern life into irresistibly hooky rock songs.
The band were snapped up by major label rock specialists Sony/Easy Life last year and their new album Open Book – recorded at Rockfield, no less – is due for release next month. Big things appear to be happening.
A mere 24 hours (and 12 hour drive) after his band had supported Biffy Clyro in front of an audience 6,000 at the Halle Münsterland in Germany, Matt caught up with Ross for a reflective discussion about his band, loyalty and Wordsworthian verse!