The new single from Foreign Affairs is driven by an intense, emotional vocal performance. The mood is reinforced by the simplicity of the video. It’s a dramatic, engaging approach that feels like an intimate confession. The Bristol-based duo (brothers, Adam and Lawrence Purnell) explain: “It sets our stall out exactly as we are. We like writing catchy, uplifting festival type songs, but with the music we grew up listening to it’s also really important that we draw on the harder hitting things in life.” This is the first new music from Foreign Affairs since the well-received 2018 EP, ‘The Old Fire Station’. The more direct, less chorus-based song-writing suits them. Enjoy.
The hosts for this particular night of what was Country Music Week at Bush Hall were none other than Bob Harris’s Under The Apple Tree, the digital platform for Harris, his son Miles and various family members. No surprise then that Harris elected to showcase two acts he has selected for his AMAUK Emerging Artist award over the past years, namely, Robert Vincent and Curse Of Lono. Endless gratitude should always head Whispering Bob’s way, who even after another recent brush of health issues shows no sign of easing his ever-enthusiastic musical passions. Keep well Bob. Continue reading “Robert Vincent + The Curse Of Lono + Foreign Affairs, Under The Apple Tree Sessions, Bush Hall, London, 26th October 2019”