FOLLOWING the digital release of his entire solo catalogue in June, which has generated well over a million streams, former Marillion frontman Fish has released his new single Man With A Stick, the first track to be taken from his EP A Parley With Angels, and the first taste of his final studio album, Weltschmerz.

A brooding blend of minimalist drums and possessing synthesizers, Man With A Stick is a reflective and thought-provoking track from Fish, who will be coming to Newcastle O2 Academy on Sunday, December 2.

“I was inspired to write this lyric after my father died in May 2016,"! he says. "He was a strong, proud, well-respected man who, like most of us, found growing old difficult. When he reached his mid 80's he was becoming a shadow of his former self and in the last few months of his life he relied more and more on his trusty walking stick to get around. After he left us I found it hard to look at any old men walking with a stick. I started to think about our relationships with sticks in our lives and how they go from being associated with fun and play to becoming something more sinister and symbols of power eventually supporting us as our strength weakens and old age takes its toll."

Weltschmerz will be available digitally via all leading DSPs and in physical formats from Fish’s official site: and at venues on his extensive European tour, which takes in the Newcastle venue.

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