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  self-titled 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 continued 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."

One True Pairing is available to pre-order on Dom-Mart exclusive vinyl (transparent pink with printed guitar picks), standard vinyl, CD and digitally.

Tom will embark on his first full UK tour as One True Pairing this fall; full itinerary below.

One True Pairing Tour Dates
09-20 – Reeperbahn festival, Hamburg
09-23 – Pie & Vinyl, Southsea (matinee) *
09-23 – Banquet Records, Kingston *
09-24 – Rough Trade East, London
09-25 – Bear Tree, Sheffield *
09-26 – Jumbo, Leeds *
09-27 – Rough Trade, Nottingham
10-26 – Frannz, Club, Berlin
10-28 – Les Etoiles, Paris
10-29 – Rotonde, Brussels
10-30 – MTC, Cologne
10-31 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
11-01 – Crossing Border Festival, The Hague
11-04 – King Tuts, Glasgow
11-05 – YES, Manchester
11-06 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
11-07 – The Louisiana, Bristol
11-08 – The Grand Social, Dublin
11-11 – The Victoria, London
11-18 – 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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