Scottish Band Fatherson Wears Heart on Sleeve
What is the story behind ‘Sum Of All Your Parts’?
Sum Of All Your Parts is the outcome of us deciding to step back from all the bullshit that surrounds making music and making an album for us and the fans of our band. When things started to “go well”, I think we began to feel a bit claustrophobic and limited in what we should be doing with music rather than what we could be doing. This time around we just hung out for 9 months in a studio we built in an old telecoms building and made music we thought was cool. In the end we’ve made something we’re actually really proud of and can stand by with real conviction and confidence.
How did you decide on the name for the band?
We were going on tour with Idlewild and we decided if we wanted to get the most out of it we should change the name to something cooler than the previous name we had (Energy!) and start taking the band seriously. So Fatherson was the name we hated least in the run up to that tour and thats how it came about. Nothing too crazy sorry!
Describe your musical sound for those who haven’t listened to you yet.
What are rehearsals like?
Explain what motivates you to make music.
What are you most excited about the upcoming tour?
Tell us about your musical influences and why they influence your work.
What is next for Fatherson?
Irais Urias is a multimedia journalism student at The University of Texas at El Paso. She has a strong interest in travel and street photography and hopes to enhance her skills around the world after graduation. When she is not working you can find her at the gym or practicing yoga.