Friendly Fires have always admitted their debt to electronic music.
Yet the band have rarely plunged headfirst into its murky waters. Gathering in an East London pub last year, though, the band decided to try something new - with some legendary producers at their side.
Collaborating with The Asphodells - Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay - the collective vowed to step outside of their comfort zone.
Recorded at Weatherall's Shoreditch studio The Bunker, 'Before Your Eyes' and 'Velo' will be released on March 31st. 'Before Your Eyes' is online now and... it's different.
Rooted in the connecting threads between psychedelia, space rock and the fringes of electronic production, it's blissful, lengthy and more than a little inspiring.
Listen to it now.
'Before Your Eyes' and 'Velo' are set to be released on March 31st.