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FM have released new single ‘Out Of The Blue’, taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Old Habits Die Hard’, due out on 03 May 2024 via Frontiers Records.


‘Old Habits Die Hard’ will be the band’s fourteenth studio album to date. Released to coincide with their 40th Anniversary (1984 – 2024), vocalist, guitarist and founding member Steve Overland commented, “The new album encompasses the best melodic elements of the band’s illustrious 40-year spanning career.”

He continued, “We really looked at what made the most popular FM albums great and tried to focus on that.”

FM are known by many for their big choruses, twin lead guitars and Steve Overland’s intimate, yet powerful vocals, and clean guitar sound. Following 2022s ‘Thirteen’ album, ‘Old Habits Die Hard’ was delayed slightly by keyboard player Jem Davis’ cancer diagnosis (thankfully he’s now received the all-clear) and then by the sudden passing of FM’s founding guitarist Chris Overland (Steve’s brother), which hit the band hard.

To add insult to injury, close friend of the band and long-time collaborator of Jim Kirkpatrick, guitarist Bernie Marsden passed away just two days after Chris.

The tragedies that plagued the band through the recording process only reinforced FM’s resolve and desire to make the best album that they could to represent their 40 years in the business. The new album is also a fitting tribute to Chris Overland.

Over the past 12 months, during their extensive touring schedule, FM produced the album themselves and recorded the bulk of it at their own Dale View and Electric Pepperland recording studios.


FM “Old Habits Die Hard” 40th Anniversary UK Tour 2024:

Nantwich Civic Hall, 30 March
Brighton Concorde, 05 April
Milton Keynes Stables, 06
Nottingham Rescue Rooms, 03 May
Gateshead The Glasshouse ICM, 04
Leeds Brudenell Social Club, 05
Bury St Edmunds Apex, 10
Birmingham Asylum, 11
Cardiff Tramshed, 17
Newbury Arlington Arts, 18
Exeter Phoenix, 19
Southampton 1865, 24
London Dingwalls, 25
Belfast The Limelight 2, 30
Glasgow Oran Mor, 31
Aberdeen Lemon Tree, 01 June

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Featuring special guests Brave Rival, Collateral, Romeo’s Daughter & Hand Of Dimes at select dates.

FM ‘Old Habits Die Hard’ Full Album Tracklisting:

Out of the Blue
Don’t Need Another Heartache
No Easy Way Out
Whatever It Takes
Black Water
Cut Me Loose
Leap of Faith
Another Day in My World
Blue Sky Mind

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