Friendly Fires to take inspiration from 'The Shining' for third album

The 'Pala' band will be working on new ideas in a seculded log cabin in Sweden

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Friendly Fires have revealed that they will be starting work on their third album in a secluded log cabin in Sweden.

Speaking to 6Music, guitarist Edd Gibson said the trio were going to try and alienate themselves in order to come with ideas for the follow up to last year's 'Pala'.

He said:

I think we are trying to force on an element of the film The Shining, or the book The Shining, as a cultured gentleman who reads and doesn't just watch films… We're trying to alienate ourselves into a world of music alone and see what we come up with.



Gibson went on to explain that the band will be spending just under two weeks in Sweden. "We're off for 10 days just to be away from everything and do the exploratory music making, we will see how it goes." Frontman Ed Macfarlane added: "We tend to write quite good music in quite secluded, quite bleak places, in minus 25 degrees weather, Sweden, log cabin, pretty bleak."

He continued: "I kind of like the idea that we will spend enough time together that we'll either come out of the end of it absolutely hating each other or come back with something that's completely different from anything we've done before."

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