Today, Friendly Fires return with brand new single ‘Love Like Waves’. Produced and mixed by Mark Ralph, ‘Love Like Waves’ marks a stunning return for the UK trio of Ed Macfarlane, Edd Gibson and Jack Savidge following a five year hiatus from recorded music. Both a timely reminder of Friendly Fires’ undeniable past successes and a tantalising taste of an even brighter future, it’s set to herald a fresh new era for the band, who have so far released two full length LPs – their eponymous, Mercury Prize-nominated 2008 debut and its 2011 follow up Pala – to widespread acclaim.
Amen Dunes (aka the project of New York-based Damon McMahon) released his new album, Freedom, this past Friday, to an overwhelming amount of praise as many critics and fans are calling it their favorite album of the year so far. Take a look at the video for album track “Miki Dora”.
Wintersleep‘s Paul Murphy has revealed details of this new solo album as POSTDATA. Let’s Be Wilderness will be released May 18th on Paper Bag Records. Listen to two new songs form the album, “Evil” and “Black Cloud” below.
Let’s Be Wilderness came together much the same as Murphy’s other projects: through a community of friends and family. A vacation in Europe found Murphy ringing up friends and former tourmates Grant Hutchison and Andy Monaghan (both of Scottish indie rock triumph Frightened Rabbit). It was these meetings with old pals that birthed Let’s Be Wilderness. The cast was rounded out by Murphy’s Wintersleep bandmates Loel Campbell and Tim D’Eon, with additional work from Simone Pace (Blonde Redhead) and production from acclaimed Scottish producer Tony Doogan.