Sometimes you just have to rip it up and start again. Come early 2017, Fatherson found themselves at a turning point. Digging up their roots and decanting to a new studio home in Glasgow, they longed for a change. Sum Of All Your Parts is the result, and their most assured record to date.
Forming in Kilmarnock, Scotland, in early 2010, Fatherson immediately captured hearts with their raw, honest alt-rock sound. Debut album I Am an Island and 2016 follow-up Open Book were masterclasses in full-throttle rock songwriting, and garnered support from (and tours alongside) their north-of-the-border brethren in Biffy Clyro, Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild and Twin Atlantic, as well as further runs alongside the likes of Kings Of Leon, Augustines, Enter Shikari and more.
Sum Of All Your Parts’ sonic and lyrical experimentation has allowed Fatherson to break free of the British rock mould they’d found themselves being placed in. The opening one-two of The Rain and single Making Waves is testament to that fact – within ten minutes, Sum Of All Your Parts skips from hypnotic,
looped piano, through storming post-rock passages, to the soaring pop nous of that first-released single.
Sum Of All Your Parts fizzes with a youthful energy, reinvigorating the group from the get-go.
Harking back to the innocence and innovation of those early days, while taking confident strides forward, the result is Sum Of All Your Parts – a record that finds Fatherson reborn.