Friendly Fires debut new songs at Isle Of Wight Festival

Band take a break from the studio to get Seaclose Park dancing in the sunshine

Friendly Fires played two new songs at the Isle Of Wight Festival this afternoon (June 13).

The St Albans band, who took a break from recording their second album to play the final day of this year’s event, dropped in ‘Running Away’ and another untitled new song into their set.

The latter saw the band adopting a soft vocal and instrumental approach, relying on a soaring melody and pulsating keyboards, while ‘Running Away’ was based around a bass groove, with Ed MacFarlane singing in falsetto over disco synths.

Meanwhile, the group had the crowd dancing along in the blazing afternoon sunshine, with a brass section backing up the samba rhythms of the likes of ‘Jump In The Pool’ and ‘Kiss Of Life’ – with MacFarlane dedicating the latter to “all the Pink fans” awaiting the singer’s appearance later tonight.

“Enjoy the rest of your day,” declared the frontman ahead of set closer ‘Paris, “but remember us!’

Friendly Fires played:

‘Jump In The Pool’
‘Skeleton Boy’
‘In The Hospital’
Untitled new song
‘White Diamonds’
‘Running Away’
‘Kiss Of Life’
‘On Board’

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