Fatherson, an alternative-rock band originally hailing from Ayrshire, now based in Glasgow, are known for their distinct brand of soaring, melodic anthems. Ross Leighton (guitars/vocals), Marc Strain (bass) and Greg Walkinshaw (drums) have played in the UK and Europe with Twin Atlantic, Lonely The Brave, Enter Shikari, Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild and Prides. Two singles (‘Mine For Me’ and ‘I Like Not Knowing’) from the band’s self-released debut album ‘I Am An Island’ in 2014 secured national support and airplay from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Zane Lowe and Greg James. An unexpectedly packed-out show in the King Tut’s tent at T in the Park the same year cemented and swelled their fanbase. November 2015 saw the release of the single ‘Always’ taken from their second album ‘Open Book’, to rave reviews. They have just finished touring the UK and Europe and Dunbar Daytripper will be the last chance to catch them live north of the Border.
Ross says “We are really looking forward to finishing our festival season at Daytripper this year. [We] can’t wait to play some songs from our current album ‘Open Book’ and singalong with everyone!”
Supporting Fatherson at Daytripper ’17 are Posable Action Figures, Alex Cornish, Dropkick, Alan Gray, Shuna Lovelle and Bugeyed, which runs from 12pm to 8pm.