The Drums name new single – exclusive

'It is my favourite song that we have,' singer Jonathan Pierce says of the track

The Drums have revealed details of their next single.

The band, who head out on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2010 with The Big Pink, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Maccabees from next Thursday (February 4), release ‘Best Friend’ on April 5.

Frontman Jonathan Pierce revealed that the track was written with his best friend, the band’s guitarist Jacob Graham.

‘Best Friend’ is a special song to us,” he told NME.COM. “It is my favourite song that we have. It’s the first song we wrote when starting the band and to write it with my closest friend, Jacob, makes it all the more sentimental for me.”

The frontman added that the duo decided to put a surreal twist on their friendship when writing the track.

“Rather than simply singing about our friendship, we decided to pretend Jacob died, and the song became much more beautiful to us,” he said. “Jacob feels like he died a long time ago anyways. His soul belongs to hell.”

The Olympic Mix of ‘Best Friend’ is online at now.

Meanwhile, The Drums have been announced as the support band for Florence And The Machine’s UK tour in May.

Speaking of the gigs, Pierce said, “Touring with Florence will be cool. It will be nice getting to play in front of a bunch of sold out crowds around Europe. Florence seems like a rad girl.”

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