Indie rock band Fatherson have shared their brand new music video for “Ghost,” from the band’s latest album Sum Of All Your Parts.
“’Ghost’ is a song about feeling like you’re not really welcome anywhere and aimless in wander,” the band shares. “Sometimes you just don’t have a clue what’s going on and you lose sight of keeping an open dialogue about what you need and want from others. The lyric ‘loose lips burning ships down by the coast’ is about other people having different expectations of outcome and when those expectations aren’t met manifesting into resentment. Loose lips sink ships.”
They add: “We fell in love with the idea of shooting a video on film and fell in love with how Ben Cowie worked. His ability to take a simple performance concept and turn it into a beautiful, colourful, passionate piece of film was exactly what we wanted. This song is a ball of frantic energy and this video carries that message with grace and style.”
That band has returned to Austin for this year’s South by Southwest Music Festival, taking place March 11-17 in Austin, TX. For a full list of showcases and upcoming tour dates, please see below or visit www.fathersonband.com.
Last year Fatherson released their newest album, Sum Of All Your Parts. The band’s third full-length album, Sum Of All Your Parts has heralded by on Billboard, Alternative Press, PopMatters, as well as Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, and more. Fans can stream the album in full on Spotify and Apple Music, or purchase it online at http://ffm.to/sumofallyourparts.
Fatherson have traditionally been a word of mouth band. Attend any of their shows and you will find a room echo with lyrics being sung back en masse by adoring fans. The devotion of their fans saw the last album jump straight in at No.2 in the Scottish album charts as well as performing strongly in the U.K. Other highlights include packing a 12,000 person tent at T in the Park and playing with Kings of Leon in Vienna.
The band have established themselves as a potent live force, having sold out Glasgow’s Barrowlands as well as London’s Scala on their previous run of dates. Together with blistering shows and a rabid fanbase Fatherson operate in a distinctly Scottish plane of sentimentally – it is no coincidence they have previously toured with the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Biffy Clyro and Idlewild.
Fatherson first announced their new album Sum Of All Your Parts with the release of “Making Waves” – a song indicative of a fundamental shift in the band’s sound. According to Ross Leighton (guitar/vocals), the song “defined how the album would sound” as well as being a “heart on your sleeve slacker tune with a tonne of groove.” The single does mark a change of direction for the band – the rousing and anthemic choruses remain but there is a newfound edge best summed up in the stunning video for “Making Waves.”
SXSW 2019 Showcases:
3/12 – 10:50pm – Seven Grand – SevenGrand – 405 E. 7th St
3/13 – 6pm – Conscious Immaturity – Shiners Saloon – 422 Congress Ave
3/15 – 5pm – RedGorilla Music Festival – HandleBar – 121 E. 4th St
3/16 – 5:30pm – British Music Embassy – Latitude 30 – 512 San Jacinto Blvd
3/16 – 1am – Sofar Sounds Presents – Lambert’s Downtown BBQ – 401 W. 2nd St