Foreign Affairs


Foreign Affairs is the musical collaboration of brothers Adam and Lawrence Purnell. The duo burst onto the scene in 2017 with a series of prestigious support tours with Margo Price, Aaron Watson, Frankie Ballard, Striking Matches and Morgan Evans.

The tail end of 2018 saw the release of Foreign Affairs’ new record ‘The Old Fire Station’ which was recorded in their hometown of Bristol. The record is the culmination of their journey to date, the sounds, sights and experiences that the duo have shared. Drawing from influences such as The Lumineers, Johnny Cash and The Divine Comedy this record captures their raw Americana/Indie sound but also displays elements of their eclectic influences.

The duo broke onto the British music scene back in 2015 with the release of ‘Sell My Soul’, which received support from BBC Radio and landed them a spot at Glastonbury Festival. Since then, they’ve performed at the likes of Country2Country at The O2, Buckle & Boots Festival, Summertyne Festival and more, becoming a must-see act at events all over the UK. The powerful voice of Lawrence and the flawless harmonies from Adam, combined with their wonderfully intricate style of songwriting, has grabbed attention far and wide, and it’s no surprise that they were nominated as British Country Music’s Duo Of The Year for 2018.