Funeral For A Friend - 'Conduit'

Funeral For A Friend - 'Conduit'

Frontrunners in South Wales’ turn-of-the-century emo boom, Funeral For A Friend were pioneers of that dual-vocal style where one guy sings tearfully about heartbreak while another growls like he’s trying to dislodge a particularly stubborn bit...

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Album Review: Funeral For a Friend - Welcome Home Armageddon (Distiller)

Funeral For a Friend - Welcome Home Armageddon...

The bellowing authority of Matt Davies-Kreye on ‘Old Hymns’ casts a sturdy shadow over the most iron of lungs on this invite to the end of the world. Produced by Romesh Dodangoda ( Motorhead , Kids In Glass Houses ), the rawest of...

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Album review: Funeral For A Friend - 'Your History Is Mine - 2002-2009' (Atlantic)

Album review: Funeral For A Friend - 'Your...

I many ways the Welsh rockers couldn't have timed this any better. Just as bands such as Alexisonfire and Cancer Bats were threatening their standing as lords of the (slam) dance, this best of (plus an odds-and-sods bonus disc) serves as an...

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Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

While the sensible among us have consigned FFAF to the dustbin of adolescence, the screamo sods still command a fervent fanbase. ‘Waterfront Dance Club’ will do nothing to damage that. Full of grandiose roars and sharp riffs, it’s one of...

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Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend, like most practitioners of modern misery-pop, spend most of their time wobbling on a tightrope over treacherous waters in which snapping crocodiles of absurd bombast and stadium lameness snap. ‘Walk Away’ represents one...

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Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

And lo, the album where Funeral For A Friend realise their dream of making a Bon Jovi record. Kinda. Sure, it’s a more positive work than ‘Hours’, but while frontman Matt Davies’ transition from apocalyptic yoof-preacher to hoodied...

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Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

This is getting silly. After Queen Day, PopBiffy and Fall Out R&Boy its FFAF’s turn to forsake screamo in favour of classic-rock bluster. Tonight they’re Def Leppard, and this is the soundtrack to a dustbowl road movie, played out in three...

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Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For A Friend

Shiver me timbers – Welsh screamo types invade Cornwall The lonely squawk of a seagull, the seaside stench of pasties, a lax observance of the legal drinking age, miserable tobacco-stained men playing bowls… there are many things you’d...

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Funeral For A Friend : Newport City Live Arena

Funeral For A Friend : Newport City Live Arena

Time for a bit of history. It’s almost two years since NME saw Funeral For A Friend play for the first time, in the spit-and-sawdust environs of TJ’s – a mere hundred paces up the road from the cavernous hall we cram into tonight. Even...

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NME Tour: Funeral For A Friend/The Rapture/The Von Bondies/Franz Ferdinand : Newcastle University

NME Tour: Funeral For A Friend/The Rapture/The...

Forget Songs Of Praise , or whatever people used to do on a Sunday evening. Right now, there's a new religion in town. Up in Newcastleit's barely 7.30, yet the masses who've congregated here since 2pm (seriously!) are racing around getting...

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