“The woven harmonies by Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones and Patty Lynn make this striking, country-tinged duet all the more pretty.” – NYLON
“The three-piece channel iconic ’70s bands Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac.” – NME
“Forget Daisy Jones, the real electric duo in country-kissed rock ‘n’ roll this year are Far From Saints.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Far From Saints is the supergroup bringing genre diversity to the world of rock.” – Hunger
“It’s the combination of Lynn and Jones’s voices that stands out here: gorgeous tune, beautiful harmonies, great tone and texture and emotional delivery.” – Americana UK
Far From Saints – a new band formed by Kelly Jones of Stereophonics with Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker from The Wind and The Wave – have already made a striking introduction. Their first two releases, “Let’s Turn This Back Around” and “Take It Through The Night,” have won strong radio support in the UK from the BBC’s Bob Harris (The Country Show) and Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 2), while garnering a groundswell of initial critical acclaim.
Far From Saints’ ride now continues as they share the new single “Screaming Hallelujah.” It is the opening track from their eagerly anticipated self-titled debut album which follows on June 16th via Ignition Records and is available to pre-order or pre-save HERE.
Opening with a gentle acoustic riff from Dwight Baker, “Screaming Hallelujah” begins with soulful, bittersweet call-and-response vocals from Patty Lynn and Kelly Jones before their harmonies intertwine with an audibly organic bond on the song’s soaring, dramatic hook. As the two singers explain, “Screaming Hallelujah” offers a message of acceptance and grace towards a loved one who is experiencing a difficult period of transition. The song was written and produced by Far From Saints, and then mixed by the Grammy-nominated Al Clay (Blur, Pixies).
Patty says, “I was thinking about how we should try to grow right along with them, because they’re still here.”
Kelly adds, “It’s about change and growth, but with all the struggles that come with that. With every song I write, I try to write about the whole struggle but leave a light at the end of the tunnel.”
The accompanying official video, directed by Kelly Jones, features live footage from Far From Saints’ first major show during the Teenage Cancer Trust gala at London’s Royal Albert Hall, where they played alongside Roger Daltrey, Richard Ashcroft and Joan Armatrading, watch HERE.
Next up for Far From Saints are two warm-up shows in Glasgow and Leeds which immediately sold-out, as did next month’s debut full headline show at London’s EartH Theatre. Their summer plans continue with festival sets at Glastonbury and Black Deer as well as large outdoor shows as special guests to Kings of Leon, Paul Weller and Hozier. Expect more summer shows to be announced soon.
Confirmed Far From Saints Tour Dates
May 25 in Glasgow, Oran Mor (warm-up show – SOLD-OUT)
May 26 in Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (warm-up show – SOLD-OUT)
May 27 in Wrexham, Racecourse Ground (special guests to Kings of Leon)
May 28 in Wrexham, Racecourse Ground (special guests to Kings of Leon)
June 5 in London, EartH Theatre (headline show – SOLD-OUT)
June 8 in Westonbirt Arboretum (special guests to Paul Weller)
June 9 in Cannock Chase Forest (special guests to Paul Weller)
June 16 at Black Deer Festival (alongside Amanda Shires, Lucinda Williams & More!)
June 17 in Thetford Forest (special guests to Paul Weller)
June 25 at Glastonbury, Avalon Stage
June 22 at Latitude Festival
June 23 in Pangbourne, Englefield (special guests to Hozier)