Friendly Fires cover house classic ‘Lack Of Love’

The band have also been announced for this year’s Glastonbury.

While they’re celebrating, we can assume, the fact they’re one of the acts announced for Glastonbury this morning, returning dance heroes Friendly Fires have shared a cover of house classic ‘Lack of Love’.

The track, originally by Charles B and Adonis, was released in 1988.

“’Lack Of Love’ by Charles B and Adonis has been hovering in and around the top of the charts in Friendly Fires land for over twelve years,” says the band’s Jack Savidge. “It was an important tune for us when we started the band, and it’s an important tune for us now.

It squelches and fizzes and yearns and emotes- it’s a piece of secular gospel music that bangs the dance floor, and will do eternally.

We wanted to cover one of our all time favourites as a little pallette-cleansing exercise; try and make it faithful to the original but also carry off into somewhere new.

Thanks to Adonis and Charles B for making the original all those years ago, it continues to inspire us.”

Read an interview with the band about their forthcoming record as featured in the December/January issue of DIY here.

Listen to the cover below.

Friendly Fires play Citadel (14th July) and Stanton Calling (25th - 28th July) where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information.

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