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FORTITUDE VALLEY Announce December 2021 Los Campesinos! Support Dates

11th November 2021

Following recent appearances at End Of The Road and Twisterella Festival, Durham-based indie punks FORTITUDE VALLEY are pleased to reveal their new single ‘The Right Thing (Part 1)’ which is out now on all good digital service providers.

The track is the final single to be taken from their self-titled debut album set for digital release on 29th October 2021 via Fika Recordings—due to global vinyl pressing plant issues, physical preorders are suffering from delays and are still available to purchase on bandcamp now, with delivery date TBC.

Commenting on the track, vocalist Laura Kovic says: “’The Right Thing (Part I)’ is about a one-sided attempt to salvage a dysfunctional relationship. It’s a reflection on the ways you can sometimes feel lonelier in a couple than you would being on your own. It’s one of our favourites to play live, and acts as a counterpoint to the final song on the album, which is the more sombre and introspective second part of the narrative.”

The band are also delighted to announce a run of UK support tour dates with Los Campesinos! in December 2021, with all shows now SOLD OUT (see below for listings).

Recording in two stints during 2019 and 2021 with a COVID sized hole in the middle, the band’s self-titled debut album was laid down between Soup Studios in London, Rocking Horse Recording Studio in Durham, and the members’ respective homes. The album was recorded, engineered and produced by Giles Barrett and Neil Combstock, mixed by Michael Collins, and mastered by Dave Williams.

Addressing themes of the passage of time, friendships and relationships growing apart, and feelings of insecurity, depression, and anxiety—as well as searching for love and salvation—the album is very much a product of our times.

Previously-released album singles ‘Wreck’, ‘Cassini’, ‘Baby, I’m Afraid’ and ‘All Hail The Great Destroyer’ have received praise from a rapidly growing list of press including HARD BEAT, Emerging Rock Bands, LOUD WOMEN, The Punk Site, Noizze, Austin Town Hall, Bring The Noise, For The Rabbits, Get In Her Ears, NARC. Magazine, Sweeping The Nation, Distorted Sound and more.

The tracks also made the band’s first splash at radio, landing on the X-Posure Playlist at Radio X, XS Manchester playlist, Idobi Anthm playlist, Amazing Radio playlist, KINK Indie playlist, and securing spins from Steve Lamacq and Marc Riley at BBC 6musicMickey Bradley (of The Undertones) at BBC UlsterBBC Introducing and local radio support, as well as a swathe of regional and specialist shows jumping on board.

Fortitude Valley’s debut self-titled album is out now.

Fortitude Valley Live Dates:

06 November – Cambridge – The Blue Moon (Cambridge Indiepop Half Dayer)
07 November – Oxford – Florence Park Community Centre (Oh, Community!)
13 December – Cardiff – The Tramshed * (SOLD OUT)
14 December – London – The Village Underground * (SOLD OUT)
15 December – Leeds – The Brudenell Social Club * (SOLD OUT)

* supporting Los Campesinos!