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St. Albans’ Indie-dance maestros Friendly Fires have begun the build to their much-anticipated new project. Teasers for new music began in Autumn 2017, with a series of trailer videos being released, before announcing a full-on comeback show at London’s Brixton Academy for later this week, with a string of festival dates added for later in the summer. These will be the band’s first live dates since 2012.
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To celebrate their imminent gig, the band have begun to release snippets of a new song, to keep fans enthralled. The track is called ‘Love Like Waves’, and samples have been published via the band’s various social media pages, which you can check out below. The posts are accompanied by a date- 05.04.18- the date of their comeback gig in Brixton.
The band have the reason for their long absence (their last album was 2011’s Pala) to NME, elaborating, “Creativity can be an ephemeral thing. Sometimes ideas flow, as does the confidence to develop them into finished pieces of work. Other times it’s a struggle but you battle through it, and during some even more difficult times it feels like nothing comes at all.
“Well, we feel like we’ve reached the end of a long period of the latter scenario and are much closer to the former. We’re making music that is meeting the standards we’ve set in the past; the relationships between us are good, and we want to write a new chapter for the band that has been our lives’ most significant work.
“It’s taken time and water under the bridge to get to this point, but in many ways us coming back now after a long break could be the best possible way for it to happen. We’re working out of Ed’s old garage, just like we did at the start. Our individual addictions – largely to modular synths and county cricket – are finally under a semblance of control.”