Friendly Fires: ''Pala' is a progression, not a departure' - audio

Band also rule out collaboration with the Black Eyed Peas onstage in Carlisle tonight (May 14)

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Friendly Fires have said that they believe their second album 'Pala' is a "progression, not a departure" from their self titled debut.

Speaking to NME ahead of their appearance at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Carlisle tonight (May 14), the band were keen to stress that their second LP builds on their debut, rather than abandons it.

Guitarist Edd Gibson said: "We just took stock of our first record. We realised we're trying to push our new music in the same direction as the stuff at the end of our last album like 'Jump in the Pool' and 'Kiss of Life'. It was definitely a natural progression, rather than a deliberate departure."

Drummer Jack Savidge also said he was keen that the St Albans trio "keep things tasteful" with their live shows. He said: "I don't think we'll be doing a collaboration with The Black Eyed Peas any time soon anyway. We'd like to keep things tasteful."

Friendly Fires play second to the Swedish House Mafia on the In New Music We Trust Stage this evening. 'Pala' is released on Monday (May 16), click below to hear it ahead of its formal release.

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