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Fatherson: Notice me now

Fatherson | The Hospital Club | 11 May 2016

Fatherson’s debut album sounds like a young band finding their feet. The songs are definitely there; the confidence perhaps not.

But two years on the road can be transformative. And tonight the three young men from Kilmarnock – all 23 – deliver an outsized performance more suited to Wembley Stadium than a soulless function room. Their energy and enthusiasm barely contained by a too-small, too-low stage, the trio plus touring guitarist roll out one giant chorus after another. In the process, Ross Leighton, Marc Strain, and Greg Walkinshaw reveal how the songs from 2014’s ‘I Am An Island’ have grown in the live arena, while showcasing the forthcoming ‘Open Book’ with tunes that are even more anthemic.

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