The wonderful Irish songwriter Foy Vance is the latest addition to Glassnote Records' burgeoning roster, and this week unveils the stirring new track, 'Joy Of Nothing', available digitally now. With an accompanying video capturing a touching adventure on the road, Foy himself will also be touring the UK and Ireland in March, full details of which are below.
UK & Ireland Tour Dates:
2nd March - Cluny, Newcastle
3rd March - Oran Mor, Glasgow
5th March - Mandela Hall, Belfast
6th March - Playhouse, Portrush
7th March - Sugar Club, Dublin
8th March - Cyprus Ave, Cork
10th March - Deaf Institute, Manchester
11th March - Fleece, Bristol
12th March - Komedia, Brighton
13th March - Islington Assembly Hall, London
Foy Vance hails from the seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. As a child, Foy relocated with his father, a preacher, to the American Midwest, settling in Oklahoma. With his father, Foy travelled the American South, widening his horizons and absorbing the rich musical traditions he was exposed to.
Returning to Ireland some years later, Foy began writing his own music, deeply shaped by the sounds of his youth. After a recent session with Daytrotter, they described Foy's songs and lyrics: "They will haunt you with light. They'll haunt you with pangs of love. They'll haunt you with the tears of others. They'll make you realize that you've never felt anything even as remotely deep as he has."
Foy Vance has recently toured with Ed Sheeran in North America after the pair became friends during a UK tour together, and has previously toured with the likes of Michael Kiwanuka and David Gray. Foy is currently in the studio finishing his album, Joy of Nothing on Glassnote Records. The title track from the upcoming record is available now through all digital service providers.
Listen to 'Joy Of Nothing' here: