Fatherfigures release new album today, Friday 26th February 2021.
It's on bandcamp and the band get what you pay for it, links are below.
But, who are Fatherfigures, what's the album called and what can you expect....
Fatherfigures are:- Graeme - guitar, keyboards; Chris - drums and percussion; Paul - bass guitar, backing vocals; Doug - vocals. Anyone who has enjoyed the songs penned by Leeds post punk duo Doug Aikman and Andy Watkins, (who sadly passed away in 2018) and then seen these songs performed live will recognise the roster and the sound, Flies on You are now Fatherfigures, (described as providing continuity and a new beginning to what has gone before).
The new album is called Any Time now....And High Time Too it contains 14 tracks, covering a variety of day to day dystopian issues, and bloody good it is too.
It is difficult to pigeon hole the band, not just because of their unique sound, but because they will actively argue against any such pigeon holing. There is a definite dark and menacing bass groove and rhythm to many of their songs, often accompanied by dark and menacing lyrics, when Tales of the Unexpected gets an inevitable recall to cable TV then I heartily recommend that the writers take a long, hard listen to this band for subject matter and soundtrack.
I found the whole album a disturbingly enjoyable experience, I was tempted to poke the bear and compare certain tracks with the sound of certain bands, but have thought better of it...... except maybe for a tinge of Squeeze and (that's probably enough) on a couple of tracks. They are a truly unique band, and their live set had me captivated, I may have swayed on occasion.
BANDCAMP LINK. https://fatherfiguresuk.bandcamp.com/album/any-time-now-and-high-time-too
FACEBOOK LINK. https://www.facebook.com/wearefatherfigures
Can't be arsed to follow the links? Here's a track from the album