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."

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