Friends release new single on February 6th


It’s already been quite a year for Brooklyn quintet Friends.  With their single “I’m His Girl” conquering radio airwaves across the World and racking up 300,000+ YouTube plays, their sold out debut UK shows in the Autumn, and being tipped as one of Q Magazine’s Faces of 2012 amongst their omnipresent positive press. Now comes the exciting news that Friends are the only independently-signed artist to have made it onto the long-list for the BBC Sound Poll of 2012.

For the uninitiated, the BBC Sound Poll long-list rounds up fifteen of the best rising music stars, as picked by 180+ leading UK tastemakers. With this inclusion, Friends join previous luminaries like Warpaint, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, MGMT and select others, thereby cementing their position as the hottest and most promising new band to look out for in 2012.

To celebrate, the band will be unleashing another of their perfectly anthemic 3 minute sound-bites, “Friend Crush”, as a full single release. As concise, yet brilliantly effective, a pop gem as you could hope for, it is packed full of swaggering biting beats, chiming guitar riffs, and primal and sensual vocals courtesy of lead singer Samantha Urbani, delivered with a deceptively simple carriage of melody, undercut with sexual tension; “the stories that you carry in your hair are infinite, I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t wanna lay in it”.

The band will also be heading over to the UK for a smattering of live dates in February, including 2 shows in London (a sold out show at the Lexington on February 7, and a newly added show at XOYO the day after). Make sure not to miss these new stars in ascendance.


Monday, February 6, Manchester, Deaf Institute Tickets

Tuesday, February 7, London, The Lexington SOLD OUT

Wednesday, February 8, London, XOYO Tickets

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