Craig Finn will celebrate his upcoming European and U.S. tour with the release of It’s Never Been A Fair Fight, available now on Partisan Records along with an acoustic version of the song as its B-side. A powerful live performance video of It’s Never Been A Fair Fight filmed earlier this year at a special concert performance at Brooklyn, NY’s Murmrr Theatre can be seen online.
It’s Never Been A Fair Fight precedes a range of upcoming live dates surrounding Finn’s acclaimed new solo album, I Need A New War. The tour – which sees Finn backed by his touring band, The Uptown Controllers – begins October 11 at Exchange in Bristol, England and reaches the U.S. November 1 at Austin, TX’s Cactus Cafe Presents at the Texas Union Theater.
It’s Never Been A Fair Fight is about the extreme difficulty of staying true to the rigid rules of a subculture as you get older,” says Finn. “The character in the song revisits an old peer and finds struggle and disappointment in the place he left behind. I’ve always really loved this song, and people seemed to connect with it on my acoustic tour with Brian Fallon. Excited to be sharing the full band version with the world.”
Craig will play the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on October 15th.