March 29, 2012 16:45

Friendly Fires: 'Our new material is more thoughtful and downbeat'

Jack Savidge also tells NME about the band's recording sessions in Sweden

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Friendly Fires have spoken about their plans for the follow-up to their second album 'Pala' and the new material they've written so far.

The band have recently finished an Australian tour, but have also been working on songs for their third album, with drummer Jack Savidge telling NME that their new stuff sounds "more thoughtful" than 'Pala'.

Asked about how the band's work on new material was progressing, Savidge replied: "We've been tentatively putting together new music. We're working on quite a few things and we need to finish those off. It sounds a bit more thoughtful, a bit more downbeat, it's still quite fast, but it's krauty. We'll see what happens once we've pulled it all together."

As part of the St Albans trio's writing process, they spent a week in the remote Swedish town of Karlstad and Savidge added that the band had taken the opportunity to "decompress" after touring.

He said when asked about their trip to Sweden: "We had a little trip to Sweden. We went up to a place just North of Karlstad, it was freezing cold, never above minus seven. We were in this little house surrounded by uninhabited houses. We locked ourselves away and made lots of music. It was a good way to decompress and find our way back into the habit of making music."

Friendly Fires have a busy summer of festivals ahead, with slots at V Festival, Rockness and Beach Break live among their planned appearances.

You can watch a video interview with the band by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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