John Fairhurst returns with his latest grueling offering The Divided Kingdom and as ever is a dark twisted take on societies downfall, as seen through the eyes of this majestic storyteller.
Kicking off in earnest with the albums self-titled track you immediately know you have stepped into an other-worldly recording, no cookie cutter feel good Rock ‘N’ Roll here, instead its fire and brimstone from the off with Fairhursts powerful and evocative song-writing that feels like the walls are coming down onto of you. There is almost a cinematic quality to the recordings that would’nt be out of place as the soundtrack to the likes of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’.
If you were unfamiliar with the likes of Fairhurst it could be a challenging album for the virgin listener, but if you like your humor dark, twisted and a little left field he may well be for you. You’re not going to find too many radio friendly tracks here unless you wanna give the kids out there nightmares, but what you do get for your money is truly evocative, passionate and personal song writing that screams angst, dismay and a healthy fuck you attitude to the establishment that means he does it his own way, The Divided Kingdom is a statement indeed, of the brotherhood between Fairhurst and partner in crime Toby Murray laid out for all to see across eight gnarly tracks.
The Divided Kingdom is available now.
“The Divided Kingdom” track listing will be as follows:
- The Divided Kingdom
- Blood & Fire
- Hungry Blues (Slight Return)
- Lies and a .45
- Boss Man
- Going To See My Baby
- We Dance the Merry Dance
The duo are a stunning live act, and announce “The Divided Kingdom Tour” in April 2019. Full tour dates as follows:
Thurs 11th April 2019 The Eagle Inn, Salford, Manchester
Fri 12th April The Old Courts, Wigan
Sat 13th April The Globe, Glossop
Sun 14th April The Flying Circus, Newark
Wed 17th April Monarch, Camden, London
Thurs 18th April Con Club, Lewes
Fri 19th April Madding Crowd, Bournemouth
Sat 20th April The Moon, Cardiff
Sun 21st April The Purple Turtle, Reading
Wed 24th April Patchwork Studios, Millbrook
Thurs 25th April The Watering Hole, Perranporth
Fri 26th April Old Market Assembly, Bristol
Sat 27th April King Arthurs, Glastonbury
For info on all dates HERE
A live studio version of “Hungry Blues” is available to see here
“The Divided Kingdom” was released on 12th April 2019.