Shoegaze group Friendly Fires are set to return with new single ‘Kiss Of Life’, with an expanded version of their debut album also expected.
Hailing from Saint Albarns, Friendly Fires blend the ethereal swirl of early 90s shoegazing with a distinctly modern indie rock crunch. Gathering a strong following thanks to their stunning live show, the band released a single through Moshi Moshi.
‘Paris’ turned the group into critical darlings, with the single seeming to point to a bright new talent. Signing to XL Recordings Friendly Fires effortlessly blend dance with rock, with their version of Acid House favourite ‘Your Love’ being much imitated.
Retreating to the studio, Friendly Fires’ returned with last year’s celebrated debut album. Self-titled, it seemed to enshrine the group’s early promise whilst hinting at a much brighter future. ClashMusic caught up with the band for a chat shortly after the album was released – click HERE to read their views!
Containing a number of tracks produced by Paul Epworth, that relationship is set to resume on the band’s new single ‘Kiss Of Life’. A recent tour of South America exposed the group to samba music, and they appear to have returned entranced with salsa rhythms.
A recent performance at Scotland’s T In The Park saw Friendly Fires dig out the percussion for a sensational set. Drawing on their debut album, the group saw fit to air their forthcoming single ‘Kiss Of Life’.
A euphoric track, the song is set for release on August 31st. Produced by Paul Epworth, the single will be accompanied by a stunning video from Chris Cottam which was shot on the debauched trance island of Ibiza.
The band recently played a number of shows at Ibiza Rocks, and combined this with making a sensational video. Fans who are desperate to hear the single fear not – Zane Lowe will be premiering the track on his Radio 1 show tonight (July 13th).
In addition to this, Friendly Fires are due to do release an expanded edition of their debut album. The deluxe edition will contain the original album alongside new single ‘Kiss Of Life’, remixes, videos and much more.
Friendly Fires are set to release their new single on August 31st, with their expanded debut album dropping on the same day. The band have also confirmed a huge hometown show, details below!
3 St Albans The Alban Arena