As Adele once said, “Hello.”  Here’s another instalment of Fortified, A quick look at what happened at Fortress around the world this week.

Andrew St. James

Andrew’s songs often play like the soundtrack of an early winter walk home spent thinking about your crush, which is why we find it somewhat ironic that he is also simultaneously on fire.  Following up on the recent release of ‘Millennial Malaise’ earlier in the month, Andrew premiered another stellar jam called ‘Dangerous Love’ over at Pure Volume (and swiftly picked up by a number of other blogs too) this week.  He told them about the track: “We’ve all got a little love for being wild, some of us have so much love for it things become a little dangerous.”  Intriguing.

Wes Period

Wes Period was another artist who just couldn’t stay out of the news this week.  Somewhere between a Kanye-esque twitter rant and sharing a truly touching essay he wrote to his Instagram, he found the time to sit down to invite the kind people over at Flaunt for a tour of the wackiest things in his crib.  This also coincided with  him sharing ‘Leave Me Alone’ to his Soundcloud for public streaming, the fan favourite from the Photosynthesis EP quickly taking people’s notice.

Normanton Street

The crew were in fine form for their gig in Sheffield during the week in support of their hot new single, ‘Take Time’.  They were seen celebrating the single’s release at the Cream Soda event at London’s trendy Ace Hotel.  Cue blurry, very sober, Instagram posts.


Ian Moore  Ian’s annual Christmas acoustic tour dates were revealed, together with this special  edition 20th anniversary ’96 Bootleg DVD. True fans won’t want to miss this, so check out whether he’s visiting your town here.

The Orwells Last but not least, The Orwells were taking some down time this week after a packed few weeks on the Converse tour.  Their twitter suggests the free time may have been getting to them, however…


This week don’t miss:

  • Normanton Street live at The Plasters Arms in Norwich on Friday, November 27th and live at Westgate in Bath on Saturday, the 28th.
  • Tickets for Mystery Skulls‘ December tour of the West Coast, Available here.
  • Tickets for Savannah Stopover festival in March, where Mystery Skulls will be performing.