Foreign Affairs is the musical collaboration of brothers Adam and Lawrence Purnell, who began writing together in their early teens before Adam relocated to Brussels to study guitar. The move did not halt their progress, with writing sessions over Skype maintaining their productivity and the long-distance partnership providing the inspiration for their name.
On Adam’s return to the UK the duo released their first single, ‘Sell My Soul’, which received both local and national BBC radio play, and in December of 2018 the band released their first EP The Old Fire Station. The record was the culmination on their journey to date, the sounds, sights and experiences that the duo have shared. The EP received widespread critical acclaim and was followed by a 22-date European tour with Grammy-nominated artist Larkin Poe.
The duo signed their first publishing deal to Peer Music in October 2019 and have released a host of new music which has garnered support and national radio play from BBC Radio 2 (Dermot O’Leary and Bob Harris) and BBC Introducing. Foreign Affairs have also been working with acclaimed producer / songwriter Julian Emery (Nothing but Thieves, McFly) on sync / commercial side projects, as they were scouted for their songwriting and lyrical talent.
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