‘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’.
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Friendly Fires told NME what to expect from their upcoming third album last year.
“It did feel like it was a ‘now or never’ moment,” frontman Ed MacFarlane said. “I think if we left it any longer it would probably never have happened, and I think to be honest with you I missed it. There’s something about playing our music live which I don’t get when I write music that’s different from Friendly Fires.
“When we’re together as a band and we can do the Friendly Fires thing live, everything runs more freely and I just wanted to do that again. It doesn’t feel like it’s the last chapter of our band. With ‘Pala’, we left it on a high and we sort of disappeared, and then I feel like something else has to happen.”
‘Inflorescent’ comes out on August 16 via Polydor. The band are set to take the album out on a UK and European tour later this year.