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Friendly Fires Import

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One of the most exciting bands from the UK. Last year's super limited 7-inch "Paris" was judged the single of the week in both the NME and The Guardian for its deft combination of clattering percussion and a blissed out, hum along hook. Other songs on this release contain driving punk funk grooves with unstoppable pop melodies, joyous vocals, wonky waltz-like rhythms, and My Bloody Valentine atmospherics. It's all the more impressive when you consider the band recorded this entirely themselves on a laptop.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Beggars Xl Recording
  • ASIN: B001CVCBBC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,204 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Most excellent! This is the best new band I have come across in a while. I stumbled across this band while on You Tube searching for a Friendly Fire incident involving the US Army in Iraq. Crisp cool exceptional vocals tied together with a tight arrangement and excellent production. At 57 years old I wish I could still dance on these old war torn knees. I see this band going big time and can not wait until their next album is released.
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Uk-based trio Friendly Fires formed in 2006, and is one of the many, many bands out there that is reinventing and giving a new interpretation of the 1980s 'new wave' sound for the 21st century. After a couple of well-received EPs, the band got signed to Xl and in the Fall of 2008 finally released their debut album.

"Friendly Fires" (10 tracks; 37 min.) starts off with a blasting "Jump In the Pool" (UK single), and sounds very much like the title suggests. "Paris" (their 2007 break-out single) is also included here and is 'simply irresitable'. The songs follow one another in a furious pace, and the album plays really like one long dance-party. "On Board", my favorite track of the album, just makes just you want to jump on board this dance party. "Skeleton Boy" will bring any wallflower to the dance floor. As you play this, 1980s-era output of New Order comes to mind of course, as will contemporary Aussie-band Cut Copy. At just 37 min., this album blasts by in no time. Just great.

I caught these guys earlier this year at Coachella, and what a great set they put on, playing most of the tracks of this album of course. Even though they played an early afternoon set, the tent was packed and the band made most of the opportunity and made the place jump, just fantastic. Meanwhile, if you wonder where you can hear these guys, check out WOXY (BAM! The Future of Rock & Roll), the internet-only station that brings the best indie-music in the country, bar none.
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This is more of a simple production, a group who just got together and jammed and came up with producing an album. Very different, but check it out before considering it. I appreciate many different formats of music
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In spite of this being a few years old, I only recently came across it thanks to finding 'Paris' on youtube. From Paris I got hooked on 'Skeleton Boy' which after several weeks I still can't get enough of. So I jumped for the extended album. At first I was a little worried that the mixes in the latter tracks were the most appealing but after a few plays, most of the album has grown on me now. Perhaps not surprising for a first album, the mixes are perhaps a little more polished and poppy than the main album tracks, but there are subtleties to be appreciated in those. If I can sum it up in a few words, there's energy reminiscent of the 80s but also a musical sophistication that reminds me a little of Talk Talk, e.g. Such a shame and It's my life, plus New order-esque guitar riffs.
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I had already purchased Friendly Fires Pala which is a spectacular album. As usual after I had one album I liked I had to grab the others. Friendly Fires self titled is a nice rhythmic journey of new synth beat pop with an 80's influence. I now wake up to this album when I get up and before I jump in the pool.
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If you're a fan of the new generation of extremely polished, 80's-style, mesmerizing wavy pop that's going around, you will love these guys. Every track is very well-crafted...a truly well-rounded album. Some of the best stuff coming from that side of the Atlantic right now.
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So let me just ramble a little here as to how I found out about this album. I was back in the UK visiting Family and Friends last week, and I go into HMV music in Brighton to see whats new. This tune comes on in there that I later found out was 'Lovesick' by Friendly Fires. Upon the first chorus I was desperate to find out who this band was that sounded like a fusion of Prince, Talking Heads, Beck, and The Cure.

I ask the sales clerk and he exclaimed "Friendly Fires, the album is brilliant." and it is..

There is plenty for everyone on this album. It's so upbeat it makes you smile but it does have its more laid back tracks like Paris as nice breaks from the energy.

I certainly recommend this album to anyone wanting to hear something new and energetic. I am eager to see this band live. I believe their US tour kicks of next month.

In conclusion. This album is flawless and I cannot stop playing the CD. I predict fantastic things for this group in the future.
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wow, this is the catchiest band I've heard in a while! I merely stumbled upon them while seeing the "Skeleton Boy" video playing at the mall in the summer of 2009... the mall of all places, since i don't go to them often. It was at the clothing store MetroPark to be exact. My friends & I had just finished making purchases, but my eyes stayed glued to the TV screen right behind the register because I absolutely had to find out who played it, & once I did, I saved it in a memopad on my cell phone. Even my friends were wondering what I was stalling for. I initially forgot about it, but I looked them up a few months later when I was aching for new music to drive around to. It was no big surprise that they're British...& there's a lot of influence from dancey 80s bands like New Order, Duran Duran, & even an obscure one called The Danse Society, as well as 70s disco. Here's a track synopsis:

1 - Jump in the Pool - If "Skeleton Boy" was the track that merely got me introduced to the band, then this song is what got me hooked. It initially reminded me of VHS or Beta, & became my favorite quickly, & still is! The video is really cool & fitting too. This song is perfection - ideal for a summer day. It reminds me of being a teen & having encouraging eyes of a crush gaze into yours. If 2:25 into the song doesn't tug at you, then I don't know what will... very cool moment when the bass goes up & down under your feet. The rest of the album does NOT disappoint, but this opener is especially killer.
2 - mmm, disco influences? I'll bet my mom would like this track ;-) Very soulful sounding vocals!
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