One of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic roots acts, Foreign Affairs, are set to release their highly-anticipated new music, starting with new single ‘Faded’ on November 9th. Having established themselves as one of the most captivating live acts in recent years, supporting the likes of Frankie Ballard, Aaron Watson and Striking Matches, the Bristol-based brothers Adam and Lawrence Purnell have been hard at work in the studio and are looking forward to releasing a full EP, titled ‘The Old Fire Station’ towards the end of the year. The lead single serves as a fitting introduction to their latest project, showcasing their gritty, powerful brand of Indie/Americana.
On the new single ‘Faded’, Foreign Affairs say: Faded felt like an end of the world song for us, one of reflection and writing about something bigger than day to day life. “Is this the beginning or the end? Is this a fairytale my friend?”. The instrumentation and production had to match this, which led to us finding a depth and intensity to our music that we had not reached before.
The duo broke onto the British music scene back in 2015 with the release of ‘Sell My Soul’, which received support from BBC Radio and landed them a spot at Glastonbury Festival. Since then, they’ve performed at the likes of Country2Country at The O2, The Cambridge Folk Festival, Summertyne Festival and more, becoming a must-see act at events all over the UK. The powerful voice of Lawrence and the flawless harmonies from Adam, combined with their wonderfully intricate style of songwriting, has grabbed attention far and wide, and it’s no surprise to see them nominated as British Country Music’s Duo Of The Year for 2018.
26th November, The Social, London