Foy Vance will be releasing his first body of work in a handful of years 'The Melrose EP' via Communion Records. The 5 tracks digital release will be accompanied with a limited run of vinyl. The EP is made up of Foy's work with David Holmes, for the Oscar winning short film 'The Shore'. You can download "Something In The Water" from the EP for free
UK digital release will be 31st July, whilst the US digital release will be 28th August. The vinyl will be available from the 28th August also. Foy will join Michael Kiwanuka, BBC Sound of the Year 2012, on his forthcoming US tour starting in September. This will be Foy's debut US tour.
18/9/12 New York, NY Webster Hall (w/ Michael Kiwanuka)
19/9/12 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club (w/ Michael Kiwanuka)
20/9/12 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero (w/ Michael Kiwanuka)
5/10/12 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market (w/ Michael Kiwanuka)
6/10/12 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom (w/ Michael Kiwanuka)
7/10/12 San Francisco, CA The Independent (w/ Michael Kiwanuka)
9/10/12 Los Angeles, CA John Anson Ford (w/ Michael Kiwanuka)
Foy Vance operates in his own parallel universe. His music is an evolving journey, a constant search for artistic expression captured in the moment, operating well away from industry standards. Surely you’ll hear echoes of Otis Redding, Richie Havens, Tom Waits and Van Morrison in Foy’s music, legends he’s already being compared to and definite influences. An ever so modest Foy will laugh at these comparisons, but then again that’s what makes him so special.
‘An unbelievable voice…in the premier league of British songwriters’ -The Sunday Times‘The missing link between Richie Havens and Stevie Wonder’ -The Independent‘A gospel fuelled Pearl Jam’ -What’s On In London‘Foy’s a giant’ -Pete Townshend‘One of the most soulful and powerful singers and writers I’ve heard in a long while’ -Bonnie Raitt"Every once in a while an Artist emerges with something so new and experimental that the existing trends of the time are redefined. Foy Vance is a Northern Irish musician who's managed to transcend established thinking." -The Irish Post