One True Pairing aka Tom Fleming unveils new single “Dawn At The Factory”

One True Pairing aka Tom Fleming unveils new single “Dawn At The Factory”

Former Wild Beasts songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Tom Fleming will release his debut solo album under the guise One True Pairing on September 20th.

Having previously shared the title track, “One True Pairing”, and recent single “I’m Not Afraid”; today, Fleming unveils new single “Dawn At The Factory”. Over looming synths, Tom emphatically sings “Where the strip lights shine, I give you my life”.

Talking about the song, he says: “2019’s satanic mills - zero hours, suicide nets, universal credit, cheap labour. The blue-white glow of the factories out on the gyratory and the plastic clad office blocks of the town centre. I wanted to strip the romance back and look at what makes this country run, what makes it tick. The factories are hungry and it’s you they want. I wanted it to sound like the open road but there’s just too much barbed wire around it. The same every night. You do what you have to do. Knackered synths and a Floyd rose. Hope you enjoy it, OTP 2019 x”.


One True Pairing is “the angry northern Springsteen record that I'd always wanted to make” says Tom Fleming, “it's neo-heartland rock". These "heartlands” are the moors above Bradford or Cumbernauld, "places where people live their whole lives and do these things and succeed and fail.” Within this there’s a continuation of the exploration of masculinity that made his former band so unique. As well as being deeply personal, OTP has a wider political resonance, he believes that class is entirely discounted from the current conversation about inclusivity and privilege. In its 11 songs of discordant guitar and aggressive synth Fleming channels his discontent with Britain in 2019 and a “feeling of directionless rage and cheatedness which hasn't gone away."

Tom will embark on his first full UK tour as One True Pairing in autumn including two shows at London’s The Victoria. He has also announced a string of UK in stores to coincide with the album release.

Upcoming EU live dates:

20th September – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
23rd September – Pie & Vinyl, Southsea (matinee) *
23rd September – Banquet Records, Kingston *
24th September – Rough Trade East, London
25th September – Bear Tree, Sheffield *
26th September – Jumbo, Leeds *
27th September – Rough Trade, Nottingham
26th October – Frannz, Club, Berlin
28th October – Les Etoiles, Paris
29th October – Rotonde, Brussels
30th October – MTC, Cologne
31st October – Paradiso, Amsterdam
1st November – Crossing Border Festival, The Hague
4th November – King Tuts, Glasgow
5th November – YES, Manchester
6th November – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
7th November – The Louisiana, Bristol
8th November – The Grand Social, Dublin
11th November – The Victoria, London
18th November – The Victoria, London

* = acoustic show

Available Formats

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One True Pairing One True Pairing

Album | 20th September 2019

One True Pairing is the alias of former Wild Beasts songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Fleming. This self-titled debut album is formed of 11 songs of discordant guitar and aggressive synth, shaped by class frustration and self-despair. It sees Fleming channel his discontent with Britain in 2019 and a "feeling of directionless rage and cheatedness which hasn't gone away".

Tracklisting

  • 1Zero Summer
  • 2I'm Not Afraid
  • 3One True Pairing
  • 4Weapons
  • 5Dawn At The Factory
  • 6Blank Walls
  • 7Reaper of Souls
  • 8Elite Companion
  • 9Alive In The Resplendent Flames
  • 10King Of The Rats
  • 11Only God Can Judge Me

One True Pairing One True Pairing

Album | 20th September 2019

One True Pairing is the alias of former Wild Beasts songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Fleming. This self-titled debut album is formed of 11 songs of discordant guitar and aggressive synth, shaped by class frustration and self-despair. It sees Fleming channel his discontent with Britain in 2019 and a "feeling of directionless rage and cheatedness which hasn't gone away".

Tracklisting

  • 1Zero Summer
  • 2I'm Not Afraid
  • 3One True Pairing
  • 4Weapons
  • 5Dawn At The Factory
  • 6Blank Walls
  • 7Reaper of Souls
  • 8Elite Companion
  • 9Alive In The Resplendent Flames
  • 10King Of The Rats
  • 11Only God Can Judge Me
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