Formed by a trio of lifelong friends, Friendly Fires began combining the anthemic choruses and swooning melodies of indie rock and shoegaze with the insistent pulse of dance music in the mid-2000s. This mix of styles sounded prescient on 2008’s Friendly Fires and 2011’s Pala, while the band’s later singles and albums reflected how enmeshed the worlds of indie and dance were as the 2010s came to a close.
Eight long years after their last album (2011’s Pala), Friendly Fires have just released their long awaited third album Inflorescent. The trio have dropped the single, titled Silhouettes.
Returning dance heroes Friendly Fires have shared a cover of house classic ‘Lack of Love’. The track, originally by Charles B and Adonis, was released in 1988.
“’Lack Of Love’ by Charles B and Adonis has been hovering in and around the top of the charts in Friendly Fires land for over twelve years,” says the band’s Jack Savidge. “It was an important tune for us when we started the band, and it’s an important tune for us now.
Friendly Fires made their live comeback earlier this year, dropping their track ‘Love Like Waves‘ before playing a summer of festival appearances (including a sold out headline show at London’s Brixton Academy). After collaborating with Disclosure on their album ‘Defeated No More’, ‘Heaven Let Me In’ sees a reunion of their creative forces, incorporating Friendly Fires’ signature club culture sound and grooves. The band frontman, Ed Macfarlane, described the track as “a song about being comfortable in your own skin. When you stop trying so hard and embrace your imperfections then opportunities arise and doors open.”
Relatively new kids on the block, Felix Pallas have new material baked and ready to serve. They are a fantastic new band with roots well anchored in the equally fantastic city of Antwerp in Belgium. The same city which saw Warhola rise from and we wouldn’t be surprised if Tsar B came from the same place too.
Band members include Simon, Pieter-Jan, Xavier and Ziggy. They have been busy putting the finishing touches and finalising their forthcoming EP with Chris Zane in London and expect it to be dropped after the summer. He’s the guy behind such successes as Chloé Howl, Friendly Fires, St Lucia and more delights throughout the years.
You’ll love the catchy nature of “Similarities” and how the song sticks with you. It is a real winning track