Federal Charm release new studio album ‘Passenger’ on Sep 14th

Four-piece rock band Federal Charm are set to release their highly anticipated third studio album “Passenger” on Friday 14th September.   Fans who pre-order the album will get the first single “Choke” as a digital free instant grat track. The album can be pre-ordered www.federalcharm.com/shop. The CD edition will be available on the merchandise desk when Federal Charm tour the UK from September 19th.

“Passenger” was recorded, produced and mixed at Willow Terrace Studios in Manchester. Federal Charm co-produced the album with John Simms (Hidden Colour Audio) who also engineers for fellow Stockport band, Blossoms.

“John was really good to work with,” says Paul Bowe, one of the found members and guitarist of Federal Charm. “He’s highly technical, has a great set of ears and commands an invaluable ability to locate and add that missing ingredient to make a song stand out from the crowd.”



For “Passenger”, the new line-up wanted to retain Federal Charm’s previous natural sound, but also wanted to create an exciting new sonic platform for the band’s new vocalist, Tom Guyer, to really let loose and show the world what he can do.

The band spent more time than any other of their previous albums by developing this material and taking the songs into new territory, tone-wise. Says Bowe, “It’s a heavier album. There was no way to tame the beast.”



The band’s co-headline UK tour with the Bad Flowers is timely, as the band will preview material from their third album “Passenger” which will be released in autumn 2018. Bowe says, “The new album is a personal account of the band’s creative journey over those last 18 months.”


Thekla, Bristol                                          Wednesday 19 September

Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd               Thursday 20 September

Rock City Basement, Nottingham      Friday 21 September

Classic Grand, Glasgow                     Saturday 22 September

The Live Rooms, Chester                  Sunday 23 September

The Deaf Institute, Manchester        Monday 24 September

The Parish, Huddersfield                 Wednesday 26 September

Think Tank, Newcastle                    Thursday 27 September

Corporation, Sheffield                                  Friday 28 September

O2 Institute 2, Birmingham                         Saturday 29 September

Borderline, London                                     Sunday 30 September