Friendly Fires: ‘We won’t come back until we have something that’s distinct’

Band also reveal they'll be releasing an Andrew Weatherall produced single during the summer

Friendly Fires have revealed that they will not return with their third album until they feel they have created something that is “distinct and valid”.

The band have recently finished an Australian tour, but have also been working on songs for their third album and have told NME that they’re keen to “push themselves forward”.

Asked about their new material and how it will move on from ‘Pala, drummer Jack Savidge said: “We want to explore some other things. We consider ‘Pala’ a continuation of the first record and I think this time we’ll want to come back with something new to keep everybody else interested. We won’t come back until we have something that’s valid and distinct. You can’t just knock out the same stuff over and over. We’re trying to push ourselves forward.”

The trio also revealed that they’ve recorded a track with Primal Scream producer Andrew Weatherall, which will come out in the summer.

Speaking about this, Savidge said: “You’ll all hear it soon. We’re really pleased with it. We were never in the studio with him, he hates having musicians in the studio. We did it all with delivering CDs via management. He took what we’d done, ripped it apart and put it back together in his own way. It sounds great and it’s a real summer track. A kind of languid summer track.”

Friendly Fires have a busy summer of festivals ahead, with slots at V Festival, RockNess and Beach Break live among their planned appearances.

You can watch a video interview with the band by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.