FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND DIG KILROY!

The daytime TV star inspire Welsh extremo stars' new single...

Funeral For A Friend have spoken to NME.COM about their amazement at the reception the band received at THE CARLING WEEKEND – and how their new single is inspired by daytime TV star KILROY.

NME.COM caught up with the rising Welsh stars as they were packing for their first ever US tour. On returning from the States, the band then embark on UK dates in support of their debut album ‘Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation’, out on October 13.

The LP is preceded by a double A-side single, ‘She Drove Me To Daytime Television’ / ‘Bullet Theory’. Fans will be able to download ‘Bullet Theory’ from [url=]funeralforafriend.com from September 15.

“‘She Drove Me to Daytime Television’ is about people wanting to emulate their idols,” singer Matt Davies told NME.COM “Personalities who drive you to religiously sit there every fucking day and watch them on daytime television like ‘Kilroy’.”

“I’ve always been partial to him,” he continued. “He can be a bit sickly like a heavy chocolate cake but I like him. I like the way he goes around from person to person but never seems to be listening to any of them. And his silver hair is pretty cool.”

The band played to one of their biggest UK crowds ever last month when they appeared at the Carling Weekend in Reading and Leeds. The gigs were the band’s first following Mat’s illness that saw him hospitalised with a major throat problem.

“The response was insane,” Matt said. “To walk out and have the tent completely filled and ten deep outside as first band on and having everyone singing along – it was beyond belief. It was a touching moment, it wowed me. It was an experience I’ll never forget.”

The band’s UK and Irish tour calls at:

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (October 7)

Bristol University (8)

Exeter Lemon Grove (9)

Reading University (10)

Manchester Uni MDH (12)

Leeds Metropolitan Uni (13)

Northampton Roadmender (14)

London Astoria (16)

Wrexham NEWI (17)

Bangor University (18)

Dublin TBMC

Glasgow Garage (21)

Aberdeen Lemon Tree (22)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (23)

Cardiff Pop Factory Awards (24)

Newcastle University (26)

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