InsideOutMusic are very pleased to announce the signing of United Progressive Fraternity for the release of their debut album ‘Fall In Love With The World’ this November. Formed from the ashes of respected Australian progressive rockers Unitopia, the band sees Matt Williams, Dave Hopgood, Tim Irrgang & Mark ‘Truey’ Trueack joined by Guy Manning (Manning, The The Tangent), Daniel Mash (Maschine, The Tangent), & Marek Arnold. The forthcoming album also features guest appearances from Jon Anderson of Yes, as well as Steve Hackett of Genesis.
The band had this to say about the signing & tour:
‘We are absolutely thrilled to be signed to such a prestigious label as InsideOut and look forward to a long & fruitful partnership in the future. We are very proud of what we have achieved with the making of this, the debut album from UPF. Everyone has worked incredibly hard to bring it together, and while the road we travelled to get here was a real challenge, the journey has been worth every step. We have strived to create a richer, bolder, grittier sound trying to evolve a little more, and we truly believe we have succeeded in this. But none of it would have been possible without the commitment, passion and belief in the vision of the Fraternity, of every member of the band and the newly formed UPF family so now….we really are, all parts of the whole!!
We are very excited to be taking UPF to the road with our Promotional UK/European tour in Autumn, kicking off at the 2014 Summers End X Festival where we have the prime Saturday night spot on 27th September. We will be playing tracks from the new album and Unitopia fans will not be disappointed as we will be playing selected favourites from the Unitopia back catalogue. We are very much looking forward to all playing live together for the very first time! We intend to give our audience a musical journey they will not forget and hope that they too, will not just fall in love with our music but fall in love with the world!’
The band will embark on their first live dates later this year, starting with Summer’s End Festival in the UK and continuing into Europe in October. The full list of dates can be found below:
27th September 2014 – Summer’s End Festival, Chepstow – England
2nd October 2014 – The Barge Antipode, Paris – France
3rd October 2014 – Poppodium Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen – Netherlands
4th October 2014 – Chez Paulette, Nancy – France
5th October 2014 – T Blok, Nieuwekerk Aan Deijsel – Netherlands
7th October 2014 – Blues Café Nieuwstraat 74A, Apeldoorn – Netherlands
10th October 2014 – The Bedford Balham, London – England
11th October 2014 – The Wesley Arts Centre, Maltby – England
12th October 2014 – Cathouse, Glasgow – Scotland
Look out for more information in the coming weeks!
UNITED PROGRESSIVE FRATERNITY online: