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Hallelujah! After all this decidedly snoozy partying, praise the Lord for [a]Friendly Fires[/a], for they truly do have the whole best-night-of-your-life spiel down pat. And, by crivens, they know what…

At a time when laptop twiddlers appear as gods and the musical landscape shifts with a click of the refresh button, there’s something about the words ‘dance-punk band from St…

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XOYO’s small stage is swamped in equipment. There’s a drumkit and some guitars – naturally. There’s a percussion stand, complete with prerequisite cowbell. And to the left sits a compact…

Sure, launching yourself open-legged into the fisting throng is mandatory for today’s frontperson, but it’s rare you see someone step down from the stage with microphone stand in one hand,…

If ‘On Board’ was the gang-chant of the 18-30 brigade, then their latest package trip is Friendly Fires at a spa – so relaxed they actually decelerate into the chorus.…

Our official indie almanac insists the most important record of the last decade was The Strokes’ ‘The Modern Age’, the single that killed the combat trouser stone dead. But there’s…

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On the day this review was written, NME has listened to this, the fourth single from Darlington’s We Start Fires, 16 times. Using our fingers and toes, we calculate that…

Distinctly less new rave and more Auntie Maureen in her swank, St Albans’ Friendly Fires are a classy prospect. It’s electro-pop as evening wear – the pilfering bow-tie bass of…

Friendly Fires

What an incredibly tasteful bunch of bastards Friendly Fires are. ‘Strobe’ is so incredibly lightly, subtly assembled that if it wasn’t for the holes mysteriously worn into our dancing shoes…