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Fatherson put Banff and Macduff in the spotlight

By Kyle Ritchie

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Glaswegian three-piece Fatherson have unveiled their newest video for the single Dive which was filmed in Banff and Macduff

The latest single from their new record, Normal Fears! , the video for Dive tells the story of a cult of personality in rural Scotland.

The band themselves will head north play Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom on March 17.

It comes after they shared a poignant new live session video for a new song titled “Honest To God”.

The track comes on the heels of the announcement of their first album in three years, “Normal Fears”.

The album is steeped in electronics and find the band in a playful mode, putting break-ups, old ways of working and everyday worries behind them to start afresh.

“Honest To God” is central to the new album, its themes, and the band’s move into a new musical direction.

The piano ballad is about a dark spell in 2019 when Fatherson struggled to see their future direction. The accompanying live session sees frontman Ross Leighton give a highly emotive and intimate performance of the track.

Fatherson will play Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom in March.
Fatherson will play Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom in March.

The follow-up to 2018’s Sum Of All Your Parts, Normal Fears”was largely written remotely, with Ross Leighton in his native Kilmarnock and bassist Marc Strain and drummer Greg Walkinshaw in Glasgow.

The band are renowned for their encapsulating live performances, which have seen them tour alongside the likes of Lewis Capaldi on his EU arena dates and at Wembley Arena, as well as playing with Frightened Rabbit, Biffy Clyro, Idlewild, Augustines, Enter Shikari, Amber Run, Twin Atlantic, and more.

Tickets are available to purchase at https://fathersonband.com/

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