NEW SINGLE : The new single from The Farm, Let The Music (Take Control), is now available on all major download and streaming platforms



THE FARM have released Let The Music (Take Control), the second single from the band in a series of new releases, following the success of Feel The Love which was added to the playlist at BBC Radio 2.

Let The Music (Take Control) is a vibrant mix of electronic sounds, inspired by Kraftwerk and brought to life by dynamic guitar riffs. The song was influenced by a live performance and chance meeting with the legendary guitarist, composer and producer Nile Rodgers.

The band’s lead guitarist Keith Mullin and singer and lyricist Peter Hooton had been to see Rodgers in Liverpool a few years ago. During the gig, Peter envisioned Rodgers as a prophet, standing on a podium leading a mass movement of people with the slogan Let The Music – Take Control and the masses were captivated, not by any political slogan but by the music, rhythm and melody.

The idea came from politicians using meaningless phrases like ‘take back control’,” remembers Peter, “but I thought it should be ‘let the music take control’ because music is universal and can inspire, unite and change attitudes way more than politicians.”

Coincidentally, before the gig Keith had run into Rodgers and the pair had talked about their mutual love for the Fender Stratocaster. Known affectionately as the ‘hit maker’ by Rodgers, Keith wrote the riffs for The Farm hits Groovy Train and All Together Now on a Strat, just as he has for the new single Let The Music (Take Control).

Following its release in September 2023, the previous single Feel The Love was added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist, all BBC regional spot playlists, Gary Crowley on BBC Radio London and the Greatest Hits Radio playlist. It was also featured on numerous celebrated online blogs and the band gave an exclusive interview to Louder Than War.

The Farm continue to be a major attraction throughout the UK festival circuit and have already announced a number of performances for this year, where they will appear alongside such acts as James, Peter Hook & The Light and The Enemy, as follows:



Tue 27 MANCHESTER Music Feeds Live (with James)



Sat 13 NEWCASTLE Interzone Festival (with Peter Hook & The Light)

Sat 20 ROTHERHAM Magna Science Adventure (with The Enemy)



Sat 25 WARE Stone Valley South Festival



Sat 01 MANCHESTER Irlam Festival

Sat 22 NEWARK Stone Valley Midlands Festival




Sat 13 DONCASTER Askern Music Festival



Sat 10 KENT Priory Live Music Festival


Alongside their continued live appearances, members of The Farm have been busy with individual and highly successful alternative careers. These include lecturing at Paul McCartney’s prestigious LIPA, writing a series of non-fiction books and sports documentaries, directing television documentaries and acclaimed feature films (one of them starring Bill Nighy), composing dance anthems and film scores, television scriptwriting and producing internationally renowned theatrically released films.



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