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There isn't a proper thread (that I could find, anyway) about these guys so I thought I'd start one up.


For those of you who don't know them, Friendly Fires are an English "dance-punk" band hailing from St Albans, and they're AWESOME.


Their debut self-titled album was released back in 2008, featuring songs such as:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofRCldHb7X0]Friendly Fires - Jump in the Pool[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyA8zfouG4Y]Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy[/ame]


And on the deluxe version, this little gem:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK0H3jEwUYc]Friendly Fires - Kiss of Life[/ame]



Their sophomore release 'Pala' was released just last week and in my opinion it's equally as good!

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArfRdgi8BlE]Friendly Fires - Live Those Days Tonight[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OswTmc2bZYQ]Friendly Fires - Hawaiian Air[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWl0_JUqfEE&feature=related]Friendly Fires - Pull Me Back to Earth[/ame]

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Right, you've got me out of the woodwork.


I didn't even realise there wasn't a thread man.


Anyway, I am excite to see them in the summer. I don't know whether to see them in November at one of their O2 Academy gigs.


Which ever one is soonest! :P

Or cheapest, if money-saving is your thing....


I just started listening to them very recently, Jump In The Pool has got this unexplainable hold on me... I need to listen to their last album though, but so far, me gusta :nod:


That's the first FF song I fell in love with, too :awesome:

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Just saw Friendly Fires in DC last week and they were great! I am only just getting to know their music, and was so impressed with their performance. After the gig, my friends and I went to Uncapped Live (a popup club venue) for the drummer's DJ gig. He was awesome and it was such a fun night :)


Can't wait to hear about their upcoming shows, be sure to post here how they were!

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Aren't they fun live? I can't wait to see them in a couple of months' time!


I don't think I have bounced that much at a concert before, that's for sure :D We were right up front too, it was mental! You're in for a great show, the new songs are ace live :)

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I've actually seen a lot of the new songs live, it's just that I saw them earlier in the year before the album was released so I didn't know any of them. Which means they're just going to be even more amaaaaazing!!! :D

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^Ohhh it depends on what you're looking for.


I find Pala (the second) a bit more pop orientated.


Friendly Fires always comes across a little more synth electro vibes.


If you want more like Kiss of Life you'd be safer going the debut and then working your way around to Pala I'd say.

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^Agreed. 'Friendly Fires' is more punk (in a dancey way) and 'Pala' is more pop. They're both well-worth checking out though.


I think Kiss of Life isn't quite representative of either of the albums though. Probably moreso the first, but it's still a bit different to any of the songs on there.

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