General Fiasco's new single, Waves, is taken from the upcoming EP of the same name, which is due for release on November 14th, 2011. It is the second single to be taken from the EP, following on from The Age You Start Losing Friends, which was released in August 2011.
The Northern Irish band - made up of Owen Strathern (bass); brother Enda (guitar); Stephen Leacock (drums) and Stuart Bell (guitar, keyboard) - formed in 2007 and have been consistently touring ever since. In 2011 they headlined the BBC Introducing stage at the Reading and Leeds Festival. In recent years they have performed at T in the Park; Glastonbury and SXSW.
The band has received support from some of Britain's best known DJs. Zane Lowe made Something Sometime, the band's second single, his Hottest Record in the World; recently, Huw Stephens gave the most recent single The Age You Start Losing Friends the same achievement.
General Fiasco recently completed a UK tour in October 2011 that saw them play in major cities across the country.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.