Following the critically-acclaimed release of their latest EP ‘The Old Fire Station’, Bristol-based duo Foreign Affairs release their cover of Randy Newman’s ‘You’ve Got a Friend In me’ on Friday. The single stands alone and opens what is set to be a massive year for the brothers. With an already impressive list of shows lined up and hot off the back of their latest record, the ceilings are high for Foreign Affairs in 2019.
Having established themselves as one of the most captivating live acts in recent years, supporting the likes of Frankie Ballard, Aaron Watson, Striking Matches, Margo Price and Larkin Poe, brothers Adam and Lawrence Purnell have been hard at work in the studio and are looking forward to releasing more music in 2019 to follow up their EP.
Weaving a range of influences, the duo put their stamp on a real classic. The brothers grew up listening to ‘You’ve Got a Friend In Me’, mostly paired with watching ‘Toy Story’; the films that gave this song it’s nostalgic sound for so many people.
The duo broke onto the British music scene back in 2015 with the release of ‘Sell My Soul’, which received support from BBC Radio and landed them a spot at Glastonbury Festival. Since then, they’ve performed at the likes of Country2Country at The O2, Buckle & Boots Festival, Summertyne Festival and more, becoming a must-see act at events all over the UK. The powerful voice of Lawrence and the flawless harmonies from Adam, combined with their wonderfully intricate style of songwriting, has grabbed attention far and wide, and it’s no surprise that they were nominated as British Country Music’s Duo Of The Year for 2018.