“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 on their debut album ‘I Am An Island’, featuring 11 songs that play with light, shade, loud and soft to create the band’s distinct brand of honest Scottish rock. Anthems of introspection, sonnets of profound emotional and moments of sheer ecstasy are all present on a record that screams talent. An earnest delight, a musical treat, and a bloody good start for Fatherson. 8/10” Rock Sound
Fatherson are a four piece 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. Their last Middlesbrough show was a special, special gig and we’re absolutely delighted to be bringing them back for Twisterella.
The band recently released their incredible debut album I Am An Island which 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 including a career defining show at T in the Park in the King Tut’s Tent.