The one where Ross From Friends announces his debut album and tours the U.S. for the first time

The one where Ross From Friends announces his debut album and tours the U.S. for the first time
Photo: Fabrice Bourgelle

How YOU doin’? Ross From Friends — not to be confused with Ross from Friends — has an album coming out. Set for release on July 27 via Brainfeeder, Family Portrait will be his debut full-length.

For the British producer — real name Felix Clary Weatherhall — the process of making Family Portrait has been a long one. Its release culminates nearly two years of work on the album, with Weatherhall spending 20 hours a day in the studio, sometimes taking months just to perfect single aspects of individual songs. According to Weatherhall, “Every time I went to make music the things which would really grab me are the emotional things, and while I’m in that place I felt I could really focus on the track. That was a massive part of this album, tapping into my emotions…into my emotional instability.”

As if working extremely hard on his debut album weren’t enough, Weatherhall will be taking Ross From Friends on tour, playing dates from June through November. For the tour, Weatherhall has enlisted John Dunk on sax and keys, and Jed Hampson on guitar — a veritable Chandler and Joey — building out Ross From Friends’ sound into one that will work both at festivals and in clubs.

Pre-order Family Portrait here, and hear some of Weatherhall’s hard work for yourself by listening to “Project Cyberysn” down below. While down there, make sure to also check out the full tracklisting for Family Portrait, as well as all of the upcoming Ross From Friends tour dates, including the first-ever Ross From Friends shows in the US.

…Again, this is Ross From Friends, not Ross from Friends, so don’t expect any songs that explore the inner emotional anguish one suffers after their sandwich gets eaten.

Sorry!


Family Portrait tracklisting

01. Happy Birthday Nick
02. Thank God I’m A Lizard
03. Wear Me Down
04. The Knife
05. Project Cybersyn
06. Family Portrait
07. Pale Blue Dot
08. Back Into Space
09. Parallel Sequence
10. R.A.T.S.
11. Don’t Wake Dad
12. The Beginning

The one where Ross From Friends goes on tour:

06.09.18 - Manchester, UK - Parklife
06.09.18 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen (DJ)
06.15.18 - Glasgow, UK - Sub Club
06.16.18 - Marseille, FR - Marsatac Festival
06.26.18 - Albania - Kala Festival
06.29.18 - Gdansk, PL - Electricians Street
06.30.18 - Milan, IT - Astro Fest
07.05.18 - Montreux, CH - Montreux Jazz Festival
07.06.18 - Paris, FR - The Peacock Society
07.07.18 - Trencin, SK - Pohoda Festival
07.14.18 - Dour, BE - Dour Festival
08.09.18 - Seoul, KR - Cakeshop (DJ)
08.10.18 - Seoul, KR - Kontra (DJ)
08.17.18 - Tokyo, JP - Sonic Mania
08.19.18 - Hamburg, DE - MS Dockville
08.24.18 - Lincolnshire, UK - Lost Village Festival
09.15.18 - Edinburgh, UK - The Liquid Room
09.21.18 - Dublin, IE - Button Factory
09.22.18 - Nantes, FR - Scopitone Festival
09.26.18 - London, UK - Village Underground
09.27.18 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
09.28.18 - Sheffield, UK - Hope Works
09.29.18 - Bologna, IT - roBOt Festival
10.02.18 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
10.03.18 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
10.05.18 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
10.06.18 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
10.11.18 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
10.13.18 - Berlin, DE - Berghain Kantine
10.20.18 - Warsaw, PL - Smolna
10.25.18 - Geneva, CH - Zoo
10.26.18 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz
10.27.18 - Oslo, NO - Jaeger
11.02.18 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
11.03.18 - Montreal, QC - Phi Centre
11.08.18 - Washington, DC - Union Stage
11.09.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Good Room
11.10.18 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village
11.14.18 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
11.15.18 - San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom

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