A DISUSED mill in East Renfrewshire has become the backdrop for an indie rock album which is due for release later this week.

Crofthead Mill in Neilston was used by Kilmarnock band Fatherson as the venue for filming their latest series of music videos and sessions earlier this year.

Shot back in May, the films all feature music from the band’s third album ‘Sum of All Your Parts’, which is out this Friday.

And drummer Greg Walkinshaw says the industrial look of the ex-cotton mill, which ceased production in the late 1960s, was a perfect fit for the band.

He said: “The videos look better than we had ever intended them to. 

“Personally I like old factories and have done a bit of urban exploration. We used to see the mill on the train from Kilmarnock.

“Our friend and director had scoped out a few locations to pick from and Crofthead just seemed to fit.

“It had the aesthetic we wanted. The big industrial look really spoke to us as we wanted a space the album could sit in as a whole.”

The three-piece, who have previously supported Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild and Twin Atlantic, first met and school in Ayrshire and have since gone on to play worldwide.

‘Sum of All Your Parts’, according the drummer, represents a real shift in their musical direction that will be instantly recognisable to listeners. 

But releases have been so far so good for the group, who are set for a tour to follow Friday’s release, which will include a sell-out show at Glasgow’s Barrowlands. 

Greg added: “We just want to take this to as many people as possible. It still blows my mind that we’ve managed to sell out the Barras. 

“We have spent a lot of time pulling the whole album together and we are just looking forward to unleashing six months of work. 

“Even for people who have listened to our singles, it will still come as a bit unexpected, but this is definitely the most proud I have been of a record.”