One True Pairing
In 2019, Tom Fleming released his debut album as One True Pairing - his first since the split of Wild Beasts and an album described by The Quietus as “excellent” and praised by Clash for its “surprisingly confrontational” meditation on class frustration and self-despair.
Recorded with producer John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Lankum,
black midi, caroline), new single “Frozen Food Centre” is a poignant small-town
vignette about childhood, where home is a place to escape and there are ghosts
in the aisles of supermarkets. It is perhaps one of the most honest and
searching songs of his career.
Fleming’s output has always looked at ideas around masculinity - the sad and sexy music of Wild Beasts subverting accepted roles around young Northern men. Now older and wiser, his new music continues this theme from a place of newfound experience.