Monday, June 24, 2019

The return of Friendly Fires

photo: Dan Wilton/courtesy: Republic Records
Having spent the last year reminding everyone exactly why they're one of the UK's best loved bands via some live shows, two singles ("Love Like Waves" and "Heaven Let Me In" and a cover of Charles B & Adonis’ "Lack Of Love," Friendly Fires have finally announced their long-waited third album.

Arriving eight years after their last one, Inflorescent will be releases on Aug. 16. The three band members - Ed Macfarlane, Edd Gibson and Jack Savidge - friends since the age of eleven reconvened in Macfarlane's parents' St Albans garage (the scene of much of their early recorded output) at the tail end of 2017.

Alongside producers/co-producers Mark Ralph, James Ford and Disclosure, Friendly Fires have spent the last eighteen months making a record in a variety of London studios. Their previous albums were the Brit Awards and Mercury Prize-nominated Friendly Fires and its acclaimed follow up, Pala.

The new single 'Silhouettes' was recorded in producer Ford's attic studio and features co-production from Ford and Ralph. It nods towards Brazilian disco records.

Listen to "Silhouettes" here:

The band also announced their return to the United States with 4 shows in September. Tickets are on-sale Friday, June 28 at 10am local time.

Track Listing:

1. Can’t Wait Forever
2. Heaven Let Me In
3. Silhouettes
4. Offline
5. Sleeptalking
6. Kiss And Rewind
7. Love Like Waves
8. Lack Of Love
9. Cry Wolf
10. Almost Midnight
11. Run The Wild Flowers

Tour dates:

6/30 - Glastonbury Festival, UK
7/14 - Citadel Festival, London, UK
7/20 - Splendour In The Grass, Yelgun, Australia
7/21 - 170 Russell, Melbourne, Australia
7/22 - Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
7/26 - Leopallooza, Bude, UK
7/27 - Standon Calling, Standon, UK
9/14 - Nova Batida, Lisbon, Portugal

9/24 - Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY ticket link
9/26 - Fillmore Theatre, San Francisco, CA ticket link
9/27 - Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA ticket link
9/28 - CRSSD Music & Arts Festival, San Diego,CA

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