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Friendly Fires – ‘Inflorescent’ review

Friendly Fires
It’s hard to hate Friendly Fires. Like, you’d have to be a really miserable sod for the St Albans trio to drive you up the wall. Their songs are joyful, inoffensive and just – y’know – pretty damn nice most of the time. Their 2008 debut album was timed perfectly. They snuck into the mainstream right behind nu-rave big-hitters Klaxons,...

Listen to Friendly Fires’ new song ‘Run The Wild Flowers’

Friendly Fires live
Friendly Fires have shared another teaser of their comeback album 'Inflorescent'. 'Run The Wild Flowers' follows recent track 'Silhouettes' in previewing the band's first album in eight years, and follow-up to 2011's 'Pala'. Read more: “It was now or never”: Friendly Fires talk their triumphant return and confirm plans for album three https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u538TVyCk4A Friendly Fires told NME what to expect from their...

Friendly Fires announce 2019 UK and European tour

Friendly Fires live
Friendly Fires have announced a 2019 UK and European tour – check out the full schedule below. The St Albans indie outfit detailed their new album ‘Inflorescent’ last month, which will be their first full-length in over eight years. It's set to arrive on August 16 and contains the previously-released tracks, ‘Love Like Waves’, ‘Heaven Let Me In’, and 'Silhouettes'. After making...

Friendly Fires announce their first album in eight years and share new single, ‘Silhouettes’

Friendly Fires have today announced that their first new album in over eight years, 'Inflorescent', will be released this summer. The indie rock trio have also shared a new single, 'Silhouettes', which you can listen to below. The new album, which is the band's third, will be released on August 16 and contains two other previously released tracks, 'Love Like Waves'...

Friendly Fires unveil new single with Disclosure and announce intimate UK tour

Friendly Fires have shared their new single and Disclosure collaboration 'Heaven Let Me In', as well as sharing details of an intimate UK club tour. Following on from comeback single 'Love Like Waves', the trio have revealed the blissed-out and euphoric 'Heaven Let Me In' - co-produced with Disclosure. "'Heaven Let Me In' is a song about being comfortable in your...

“It was now or never”: Friendly Fires talk their triumphant return and confirm plans for album three

Friendly Fires have opened up on their huge 2018 comeback, as well as confirming that their anticipated third album will finally emerge next year. Check out our interview with singer Ed Macfarlane in full below. After returning with recent single 'Love Like Waves', the group embarked on a string of sold-out UK comeback dates earlier this year. They've also been...

Boardmasters 2018 day three: George Ezra, Friendly Fires and Craig David bring the party to Newquay

George Ezra at Boardmasters 2018
Day three of Boardmasters was rounded off triumphantly with headline sets from George Ezra, Craig David and Friendly Fires as the wind and rain returned before giving way to a momentary sunset to end the Newquay surf and music festival. Here's what we learned on the final day. George Ezra has his own football anthem in 'Shotgun' Tonight's Main Stage headliner brings a...

Friendly Fires’ magnificent live return shows a band rejuvenated yet familiar

We never wanted Friendly Fires to change, we just wanted them back. The group were last seen hula-hooping and gyrating on festival stages back in 2012 in support of their second album, ‘Pala’, and we've had essentially nothing since. There were teasers, there were side-projects - there was literally everything other than a new Friendly Fires single. Last night,...

Friendly Fires hit the ground running with tropical comeback-banger ‘Love Like Waves’

Friendly Fires: we've missed you. Not counting the St Albans trio's 2012 'Late Night Tales' compilation and their motorik 2014 two-track collaboration with The Asphodells, it's been a whopping seven years since they last released an album. Now it's 2018 and they're back, baby. A huge amount of weight accompanies their return, but 'Love Like Waves' shimmies in without a...

Friendly Fires tease long-awaited comeback single ‘Love Like Waves’

Friendly Fires
Friendly Fires are teasing fans with a snippet of their long-awaited comeback single 'Love Like Waves'. Towards the Autumn of last year, the band started to tease their return with a series of trailer videos, before announcing a London comeback show to “herald in a new era”. The band will play O2 Academy in Brixton this week before a string of summer festival...