sorry, sorry, sorry
Will REALLY work on this once a week blogging thing.
I may write two today, just so I can post the other during the week.
Though, moving on.
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Friendly Fires are a English band from St Albans, Hertfordshire. Friendly Fires was originally a post-hardcore band, started by the band members when they were fourteen. Once university started, this small project soon disintegrated though. Once they came back, as Friendly Fires, in 2006, they began to make more synth-pop-y music. They have been used in multiple commercials, received much praise, and have even been shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize. Friendly Fires consider their biggest influences to be, the German techno label- Kompakt, Prince, and Carl Craig.
information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendly_Fires
I first heard Friendly Fires when the video for their song, Skeleton Boy, was the free video of the week on iTunes. I didn't pay much mind to it, and then one day I watched the whole video. And was amazed. Now, the video is kind of strange, but that doesn't matter. I really liked the song, it is just that kind of synth-pop power-pop-ish, kind of ish that I always seem to like. (Okay not ALWAYS).
I really began to like this band though. But I wasn't too fond of any of their other stuff, it just didn't ring any bells at first.
On tv on night...
The video for Kiss Of Life came on.
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AGHHH. This song is just soo good. Not to mention the video is entertaining as well. The video itself is shot in Ibiza and has a pretty awesome drum beat, courtesy of a bunch of venetian mask wearing drummers.
Now Friendly Fires seem a little Coldplay, but less something. They also seem a little like The Presets, except for with a much more toned down use of electronics, and their not..well... Australian.
If you like
-Late Of The Pier
then go ahead and give Friendly Fires a shot.
Check out their songs.
-Kiss Of Life