NEW ALBUM “BETWEEN THE RICHNESS”
DUE OUT 21ST MAY 2021
RUN FOR COVER RECORDS
PRE ORDERS AVAILABLE HERE
Fiddlehead, the punk powerhouse featuring members of Have Heart, Basement and more, are releasing their second full-length, Between The Richness, on May 21st from Run For Cover Records. Today the band have shared one more early single, the anthemic “Down University.”
Between The Richness finds Fiddlehead expanding on their dynamic blend of hardcore energy and undeniable melody, and crafting their most immediate set of songs to date. Every song on the album bursts with Revolution Summer grit, massive hooks, and vocalist Pat Flynn’s deeply thoughtful and open-hearted lyrics, and “Down University” is no different. The song follows earlier singles “Heart To Heart” and “Million Times” (which earned attention from the likes of Stereogum, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, The FADER, NPR, Consequence of Sound, Brooklyn Vegan, Paste and more) and captures Fiddlehead‘s knack for crafting sing-along-ready moments without losing an ounce of intensity.
Flynn discussed the new song, saying:
“This song is about how I got trapped in this Darwinian mentality where everything was approached with extreme doubt and felt like a total failure. For some reason, despite growing up in an environment that promoted the Deweyan idea of education as liberation, I came to view it as a pure means to status in some weird grief-stricken attempt to live up to some made up idea of standards I believed would help me ‘prove myself’ to my father in the wake of his passing.
Luckily, my good senses came to me and in some way I found a greater sense of connection with him in remembering his true take on human achievement and how it had nothing to do with materialistic status markers. The music spoke this whole lyrical idea for a song to me in a sort of mocking manner. A fairly upbeat, cheer-leading chant for one of the more unnecessarily down and out times in my life.”
Between The Richness follows 2018’s Springtime & Blind, a gut-punch of an album that followed Flynn coming to grips with the passing of his father. Now Between The Richness explores the ever-presence of grief but with Flynn writing from a drastically different place. “These massive things happened in my life between the first record and this record,” he says. “It just so happened that I ended up getting married, I had a child, and it was around the 10-year anniversary of my father’s passing.” Flynn brings these experiences to Between The Richness, diving headfirst into the paradoxes of life, death, joy, and pain—all with stunning humanity and honesty. “The name of the record is called Between The Richness because it’s important to me to explore the weird feeling of happiness and sadness, because that’s just where I am right now,” says Flynn. “My son’s name is Richard and my father’s name is Richard, so it’s literally between the two of them, but it’s the richness of life and the richness of death.”
Between The Richness
Out May 21st via Run For Cover
1. Grief Motif
2. The Years
3. Million Times
4. Eternal You
6. Down University
7. Get My Mind Right
8. Life Notice
10. Heart To Heart
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Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.