Kilmarnock trio Fatherson release their latest release under the name Fatherson, relinquishing their original moniker, Energy!.
After a clinching a coveted spot at this year’s T Break stage, the band have also supported Twin Atlantic and more recently Panic! At The Disco.
EP opener ‘Sailor’s Son’ is a jaunty track with rasping bass lines and a fantastic range from vocalist Ross Leighton. It’s easy to dismiss this as the least favourite track on the EP, especially when you compare it to the likes of ‘Town For Tourists’, which didn’t make the cut. Don’t be hasty though, Sailor’s Son is as good, if not better.
Ross Leighton’s opening lyrics on ’43’ are inspired; aching of lost love and the difficulty of moving on from the end of a relationship. There’s also a poignant reference to their first EP, ‘Where The Water Meets The Land’ towards the end of the track that’s a gesture to a new chapter. The strings are a welcome addition to the track as well.
‘Hometown’ was the first track to be debuted from this ep that has a brilliant accompanying video that will eventually culminate in a collection of videos with an underlying narrative. Similarly themed to the other tracks on the ep, ‘Hometown’ is another fine example of power-pop at its finest.