It’s now summer, the sun is shining and AFFAIRS are back with their new single “Gracious World” – steeped in sonic drama and luscious electro soundscapes, with a rich and textured vocal delivery dark in atmosphere yet bright and positive in its message. The single is a follow up to their Fierce Panda release “Life of Leisure” from last year”.
Gracious World sees the band working again with producer James Kenosha (Rhodes / Birdy, Dinosaur Pile-Up). Guitarist Liam Grindell says “the track revolves around the idea of not being stuck to one spot with a set of forced upon responsibilities, and instead having the freedom and mind-set to see and discover all that the world has to offer”.
AFFAIRS met at Hull University. Their influences are wide and varied with lead vocalist Jim Robinson’s parents being fully professional opera singers involved in Evita and Chess. Dan Parker (Gtr/Synth) studied composition, specialising in Sound Art & surrealist music, Michael Bradnam (Drums) initially played jazz alongside Liam Grindell (Gtr/Vox) who’d also done various stints in metal bands, while Jack Richards (Bass/Bass Synth) teamed up with Dan Parker for their Jack Daniels Indie music show on Jam Radio when both at Hull.
Wednesday 19th July – The Basement, York
Wednesday 26th July – Oporto, Leeds
Saturday 29th July – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Saturday 5th August – Humberside Street Sesh, Hull
Tuesday 8th August – Polar Bear, Hull
Wednesday 9th August – Old Blue Last, Shoreditch
Friday 18th/Saturday 19th August – Wigan Live