Friendly Fires create music that lies somewhere between the poppiness of Snap!, the funkiness of Prince, and the electronic dance-iness of Daft Punk. Consiting of frontman Ed Macfarlane, with Jack Savidge and Edd Gibson, Friendly Fires were the first unsigned band ever to play 'Transmission' on Channel 4, Friendly Fires' self-titled debut album was nominated for the 2009 Mercury Awards and the band have since gone from strength to strength with Brit nominations and a Top 10 album release. Their sophomore offering, 2011's 'Pala', was followed by the lone single Why Don't You Answer in 2012.
The name Friendly Fires originates from the opening track of English post-punk band Section 25's LP 'Always Now' and the trio consider German techno label Kompakt, Carl Craig and Prince to be their biggest influences. Having already toured extensively, Friendly Fires have already performed throughout the UK, Europe, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico, South America and Australia.
During the five years since their last release, the band have been incredibly quiet - until now. Uploading teaser videos to their social media channels has got fans excited for new material, which is yet to be announced.
After a comeback show at London's O2 Academy Brixton in April, the band have now announced a club tour of the UK for winter 2018. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.