Friendly Fires have revealed new song ‘Velo.’ Scroll down to hear the track in full now.
‘Velo’ was recorded with The Asphodells, aka Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay, and will be released alongside another new song ‘Before Your Eyes’, on 12″ via Friendly Fires’ own Telophase label on March 31.
Recorded between Weatherall’s Shoreditch studio and that of Friendly Fires frontman Ed Macfarlane’s basement studio in Farringdon, the 12-inch marks the first new music fans have heard from the band since they released second album ‘Pala’ in 2011. The Asphodells released their debut album ‘Ruled By Passion Destroyed By Lust’ in 2013.
A collaboration with Weatherall was first teased by Macfarlane as far back as 2012, when he claimed that Friendly Fires have no intentions of writing another pop record like ‘Pala’. Speaking backstage at that year’s Open’er festival, he said: “The music – the way we’re writing and the style of it – is very different to anything we’ve done before; I think we’re still learning to write music in a different way. We want to write something long and expansive and drawn-out and, I suppose, a bit more psychedelic.”