March 12, 2014 15:59

Friendly Fires team up with The Asphodells for double A-Side release – listen

Band tease new collaboration with Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay

Friendly Fires have teased a double A-Side release on which they have worked with The Asphodells, aka Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay.

The collaboration will see the release of two songs on March 31, 'Before Your Eyes' and 'Velo', on 12" and will be the inaugural release on Friendly Fires’ own Telophase label. See above to hear a preview of the release now.

Recorded between Weatherall's Shoreditch studio and that of Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane's basement studio in Farringdon, the 12" marks the first new music fans have heard from the band since they released second album 'Pala' in 2011. The Asphodells released their debut album 'Ruled By Passion Destroyed By Lust' in 2013.

A collaboration with Weatherall was first teased by Macfarlane as far back as 2012, when he claimed that Friendly Fires have no intentions of writing another pop record like 'Pala'. Speaking backstage at that year's Open'er festival, he said: "The music - the way we're writing and the style of it - is very different to anything we've done before; I think we're still learning to write music in a different way. We want to write something long and expansive and drawn-out and, I suppose, a bit more psychedelic."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Radiohead's Philip Selway unveils sci-fi video for first track from new solo album
Jenny Lewis launches her own wine
The Gaslight Anthem perform for gym team in 'Rollin' And Tumblin'' video - watch
Arcade Fire cover Creedence Clearwater Revival live - watch
The Cribs reveal Ric Ocasek of The Cars will produce their new album
Damon Albarn and The Courteeners - tickets on sale 9am Friday (August 1)
The Libertines say they 'rehearsed for one hour' before Hyde Park gig in London
Lorde to curate 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' soundtrack
Brian Eno compares Israel to 'the Klan' in strongly-worded letter about...
Noel Gallagher's daughter asks owners of Oasis-inspired dog kennel to stop breeding pedigrees
Lily Allen says Miley Cyrus' live show is 'up there with Oasis or the Stone Roses'
Alice Cooper and Kiss pay tribute to late Lou Reed guitarist Dick Wagner
Ariel Pink recalls time he was maced in the face by 'a feminist'
BBC 6 Music overtakes Radio 3 for first time as 1Xtra falls below a million listeners
Justin Bieber posts picture of Orlando Bloom crying after Ibiza fight reports
Neon Jungle 'no comment' over claims they covered Banks song without artist's...
Lostprophets members could have been 'groomed' by Ian Watkins, says child abuse expert
Alt-Fest organisers are 'dealing with extremely challenging issues' amid cancellation...
Jamie T unveils five new songs on UK comeback tour
Foxygen announce 24-track new album, promising 'a gaggle of guest stars'
Kylie Minogue, Lulu and Deacon Blue to perform at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony
Beastie Boys' Mike D: 'Grunge was a death sentence to the rock that preceded it'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today