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“Foreign Affairs immediately stamp their classic country credentials before exploding into a very contemporary indie rock sound” – No Depression
“Foreign Affairs Are Going Right to the Top” – Bob Harris, Radio 2
“Intricate song-writing with flawless harmonies, Foreign Affairs continue to grow and grab attention wherever they go” – Essentially Pop
Following the critically-acclaimed release of their latest single ‘Faded’, Bristol-based duo Foreign Affairs released their highly-anticipated EP ‘The Old Fire Station’ on November 30th. Having established themselves as one of the most captivating live acts in recent years, supporting the likes of Frankie Ballard, Aaron Watson, Striking Matches, Margo Price and Larkin Poe, brothers Adam and Lawrence Purnell have been hard at work in the studio and are excited to release the 6-track project, their first body of work since ‘The First’ EP back in 2015. Showcasing their gritty, powerful brand of Americana/Folk, ‘The Old Fire Station’ sets them up for a hugely successful 2019.
Weaving a range of influences with seamless harmonies and undeniably infectious melodies, the new EP displays the duo’s immense diversity and wide-spread appeal. Whether it’s the innocent, piano-led style of ‘I Won’t Let Go’, the punchy, indie-folk infused ‘Faded’ or the gentle, traditional-country sound of ‘Baby Come Home’, every track delivers on quality and great authenticity.
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, Buckle & Boots 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 that they were nominated as British Country Music’s Duo Of The Year for 2018.
The Old Fire Station is available now and can be found here
Annette Gibbons
Hi, I’m Annette, I have been a huge country music fan since the early 90s those were the days we were lucky enough to have CMT in the UK. I enjoy nothing more than listening to country music whilst having a cold beer (or a moonshine) with friends. I try to as many gigs as I can here in the UK and in the USA; I think of Nashville as my second home and I am lucky to have made some amazing friends in Tennessee. Think Country is something I am very proud of, I just want to share my love and passion of all things country music related with you all.
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