“There is something enchanting, beguiling and deeply alluring about the Scottish lilt when set against the backdrop of a gently delayed guitar, this we all know. Fatherson take this truth and do wonderful things with it… 8/10” Rock Sound
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. After some unbelievable Teesside shows for The Kids Are Solid Gold – including a breathtaking performance at last year’s Twisterella – we couldn’t resist bringing them back this year.
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.
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 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 DJs 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.