Formation have shared new single ‘A Friend’

They’ve also confirmed a bunch of UK and European dates for March.

After giving us ‘Drugs’ (not literally) and ‘Pleasure’ (a bit more literally), Formation have handed us another taste of their debut album ‘Look At The Powerful People’.

‘A Friend’ kicks off with cowbells but soon develops into an anthem about the power of friendship (of course). Filled with powerful beats, funk-laden melodies and arpeggiated synth tones, it’s yet another anthemic disco-influenced cut from Will and Matt Ritson.

The video isn’t quite so friendly mind you. Will is caught in the middle of a pretty violent bout with a lover, where he gets thrown around the inside of an empty Tube train. He said in a statement that the video “becomes a twisted, violent dance that transcends the line between lover and enemy, protagonist and belligerent. The narrative is as passionate and relentless, choosing to reference key lyrics at the right moment. All contained on a rolling tube carriage, but who knows where it’s going?” It’s certainly a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

If you’ve got ‘A Friend’ in Formation though, it might be an idea to go and see them on their upcoming UK tour. Kicking off in Brighton on 20th March, they’re headed off to London, Bristol and Manchester before rounding off at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club on 25th March. They then head off to Europe for a handful of dates around the continent.

Check out ‘A Friend’ and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.


20 Brighton, UK, Green Store Door
21 London, UK, XOYO
22 Bristol, UK, The Exchange
24 Manchester, UK, Night & Day
25 Leeds, UK, Brudenell Social Club
24 Manchester, UK, Night & Day
29 Brussels, BEL, AB Club
30 Amsterdam, NED, Paradiso Small Room
31 Hamburg, GER, Prinzenbar


01 Berlin, GER, Kantine am Berghain
04 Zurich, SWI, Mascotte
05 Milan, ITA, Tunnel Club

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