Comeback Kings Friendly Fires look to be teasing a return
It’s been six years since the band’s second album ‘Pala’.
Only this month, we gave Friendly Fires’ debut album our Hall of Fame treatment, looking back on one of the best albums of 2000s indie-pop.
The trio last released an album in 2011 - the also excellent ‘Pala’ - and there’s now signs that they’re heading for a return.
The band’s social media accounts have been given a facelift with new profile pictures - a now-signature sign of a band prepping a comeback - while a fan account on Twitter has been handed over to the band to become their official account.
Towards the end of last year, we compiled a progress report on the band’s movements. After 2011’s pop-tinged ‘Pala’, Jack Savidge, Ed Macfarlane and Edd Gibson wasted no time in getting straight back on it. Speaking to NME a year later, frontman Ed Mac confirmed that new music was in progress, with none other than electronic wunderkind Andrew Weatherall at the helm. “The music - the way we’re writing and the style of it - is very different to anything we’ve done before,” he said, excitingly. “I think we’re still learning to write music in a different way. We want to write something long and expansive and drawn-out and, I suppose, a bit more psychedelic.”
Stating that there was one track complete and another four in the works, it certainly seemed like creative juices were flowing. “We’re at a stage now where we’ve had two successful records and we can write something solely for ourselves,” Ed continued.
Let’s all cross our fingers for new Friendly Fires then, eh!
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