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 brothers 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.
Drawing from influences including The Lumineers, Johnny Cash and The Kings Of Leon, the duo blend hints of powerful Americana with pop sensibilities to create infectious, soulful and evocative anthems.
Foreign Affairs return this spring with some of their most unique and affecting work in the form of indie-folk gem ‘Rosanna’. An evolution in the Foreign Affairs sound which sees them taking on a raw, acoustic-driven production that focuses on the effortless songwriting of the two brothers Lawrence and Adam Purnell. The lyrics evoke feelings of vulnerability, which are beautifully juxtaposed with the uplifting nature of the melody throughout the song.