UK's Fossil Collective signs with Vagrant Records

Fossil_Collectivec76dbeVagrant Records has announced the signing of UK band Fossil Collective. The band’s debut album Tell Where I Lie is now available in the US through a partnership between Vagrant and Dirty Hit Records. The album was released on April 8, 2013 and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s New Artist chart as well as at #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Tell Where I Lie has received international critical acclaim for the group’s layers of rich harmonies and delicately melodic contemporary sounds.

Fossil Collective formed in 2011 and consists of multi-instrumentalists David Fendick and Jonny Hooker. “We were listening to the kind of music we grew up with (Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor),” Jonny reminisces. “We decided there and then to try and capture the essence of that traditional song craft, to strip everything back to the song, lyrics and melody.'' Added Dave, "it was actually very liberating to be able to do that.”

In June 2012, Fossil Collective’s debut EP Let It Go was released. The lead track made its way stateside and was chosen as 'Single of the Week' on iTunes and the video has received over 200,000 views: http://youtu.be/J5nE1510oYo

Fossil Collective will be touring throughout North America beginning in late May supporting The Boxer Rebellion. Dates begin in Montreal on May 23 and currently wrap in Cambridge, Mass. on June 22.  The band is currently wrapping up a 21-date UK tour with festival appearances scheduled for later this summer.

Apr 30 – Edinburgh @ Sneaky Pete’s
May 01 – Aberdeen @ The Tunnels
May 02 – Glasgow @ King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
May 03 – Newcastle Upon Tyne @ The Cluny
May 04 – Liverpool @ Sound City
May 09 – Belfast @ Limelight 2
May 10 – Dublin @ Whelans
May 18 – Tockwith @ Tockwith Beer Festival

North American tour supporting Boxer Rebellion
May 23 – Montreal, QC @ Café Campus
May 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
May 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
May 29 – Calgary, BC @ Republik
May 31 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
Jun 01 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Jun 02 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Jun 05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Jun 07 – Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
Jun 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Jun 12 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Jun 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
Jun 15 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Jun 17 – Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls
Jun 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Jun 20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jun 22 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

Festival dates:
Jul 27 – Kendal @ Kendal Calling
Aug 11 – Wigan @ Wuchiefest
Aug 17 – Glanusk (Wales) @ Green Man Festival
Aug 31 – North Dorset @ End of the Road Festival