Friendly Fires wrap up London mini-residency

Band play second capital show in as many days

Friendly Fires played their second London show in as many days last night (July 15).

Following the band’s rooftop gig in the east of the capital the day beforehand, the band headlined at iTunes Live Festival show at the Roundhouse in Camden.

Playing a frenetic set, that saw them barely pause, the band played mainly tracks from their 2008 self-titled debut LP. The record has been tipped to appear on the Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist, which is announced next week (July 21).

The likes of ‘Photobooth’ and ‘On Board’ had the packed crowd moving throughout the show, while forthcoming new single ‘Kiss Of Life’ got the crowd dancing before the band wrapped things up by playing ‘Ex Lover’ for their one song encore.

Friendly Fires played:

‘Lovesick’
‘Jump In The Pool’
‘Skeleton Boy’
‘In The Hospital’
‘White Diamonds’
‘Kiss Of Life’
‘Photobooth’
‘Strobe’
‘On Board’
‘Paris’
‘Ex Lover’

Earlier support had come from Southend‘s Magistrates.

They too had the sweaty audience dancing from the off of their set with the likes of ‘Anyway’ and ‘Goldlover’, and even triggered something of a moshpit amongst the crowd – who had won tickets in a ballot for the show – with closers ‘Heartbreak’ and ‘Colour Co-Ordination’.

Magistrates played:

‘The Inbetweens’
‘Anyway’
‘Make This Work’
‘Do What You Do’
‘Goldlover’
‘If I’
‘Tears’
‘Heartbreak’
‘Colour Co-ordination’