Friendly Fires may release new material under a new name

Ed Macfarlane says their new tracks "don't sound anything like what we do now"

Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane has revealed the band may release new material under a new name.

The singer has admitted that his band’s new material is so different that they might be better off adopting a fresh approach.

Macfarlane told The Sunday Mirror that:

We’ve been working on eight-minute long tracks that don’t sound anything like what we do now.


He added that, “The music is what it’s all about for us, so if it means we release under a different name then that’s fine.”

Friendly Fires recently closed the second day of the tenth Lovebox Festival (June 16), with a headline set on the main stage.

Playing tracks from their self-titled debut album and 2011’s ‘Pala’, including ‘On Board’, ‘Lovesick’ and ‘Live Those Days Tonight’, the St Albans group drew in a huge crowd despite the poor weather.

“Thank you for raving in this terrible weather,” acknowledged frontman Macfarlane. “Just imagine you’re on a tropical island right now.”