Posts Tagged ‘Ed Macfarlane’

April 5, 2018

I have been waiting for today for a very long time. Seven years have felt like an eternity, but today, my hopes have come to fruition, my prayers have been answered. Friendly Fires is back! Let’s celebrate by shaking our rumps like Ed Macfarlane so famously does with such panache, then dive into Love Like Waves, the English outfit’s first new song since 2011 album Pala. The band has been teasing their return these past few months, and they’ve sure made that anticipation worthwhile. Love Like Waves shimmies flamboyantly, the perfect dollop of Friendly Fires’ tropical funk and indie dance rock. If there’s anything I feel like I’m still craving for after jamming out to the track countless times already this afternoon, it’s some of the profuse drums and cowbells of the band’s classic releases. Let’s hope this means a new album is on its way, and a tour that will bring them back to California. Maybe they’ll grace the Treasure Island Music Festival stage again this fall, as they did in 2011, the last time I danced to them live. Wouldn’t that be sweet? Download/stream Love Like Waves, here.

March 15, 2014
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I first heard a short preview of this tune earlier this week, and from that moment on, I was enthusiastically waiting for the full track to be released. For those that have been wondering what Friendly Fires has been up to after 2011 album Pala, me included, here’s the latest. They’ve teamed up with The Asphodells to release a double A-side on March 31. Stream the first one, Before Your Eyes. I remember hitting the play button on the preview expecting to hear Friendly Fires’ usual dance-punky, upbeat music. I expected something fitting of Ed Macfarlane’s famous, sexy booty shaking. Instead, Before Your Eyes is a gentle, intoxicating, glazed, and hypnotic float through languid sonic space. It may be different, but it’s brilliant. I’ll be waiting to hear the other A-side, Velo.

March 15, 2014
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139537741/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

I first heard a short preview of this tune earlier this week, and from that moment on, I was enthusiastically waiting for the full track to be released. For those that have been wondering what Friendly Fires has been up to after 2011 album Pala, me included, here’s the latest. They’ve teamed up with The Asphodells to release a double A-side on March 31. Stream the first one, Before Your Eyes. I remember hitting the play button on the preview expecting to hear Friendly Fires’ usual dance-punky, upbeat music. I expected something fitting of Ed Macfarlane’s famous, sexy booty shaking. Instead, Before Your Eyes is a gentle, intoxicating, glazed, and hypnotic float through languid sonic space. It may be different, but it’s brilliant. I’ll be waiting to hear the other A-side, Velo.

OFFICIAL VID: Theme Park – Ghosts

April 12, 2013

UK indie pop band Theme Park has released a video for their fourth single Ghosts off their recent self titled debut album. It’s a pretty good debut with tons of catchy songs in the vein of Ghosts. Check out my previous features here. Their album was produced by Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires. It does have that funky groovy sound we normally associate with FF!

OFFICIAL VID: Theme Park – Ghosts

April 12, 2013

UK indie pop band Theme Park has released a video for their fourth single Ghosts off their recent self titled debut album. It’s a pretty good debut with tons of catchy songs in the vein of Ghosts. Check out my previous features here. Their album was produced by Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires. It does have that funky groovy sound we normally associate with FF!

OFFICIAL VID: FaltyDL – She Sleeps feat. Ed Macfarlane

February 5, 2013

Friendly Fires may not have anything new on the horizon, but booty shaking Ed Macfarlane sure has been busy guesting and producing other artists’ music. On New York producer FaltyDL’s single, he lends his vocals for some smooth, grooving, soft magic. The track is almost Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs like but with the volume knob on the bass turned way low. She Sleeps is off FaltyDL’s album Hardcourage, out right now on Ninja Tune/Blueberry Records.

OFFICIAL VID: FaltyDL – She Sleeps feat. Ed Macfarlane

February 5, 2013

Friendly Fires may not have anything new on the horizon, but booty shaking Ed Macfarlane sure has been busy guesting and producing other artists’ music. On New York producer FaltyDL’s single, he lends his vocals for some smooth, grooving, soft magic. The track is almost Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs like but with the volume knob on the bass turned way low. She Sleeps is off FaltyDL’s album Hardcourage, out right now on Ninja Tune/Blueberry Records.

BOILER ROOM: Jamie XX, T-E-E-D, Friendly Fires

December 8, 2012

London’s Boiler Room uploaded the full epic sets for some genius musicians. It doesn’t get much better than this without being there ourselves!

Stream Jamie XX’s 53 minute Boiler Room Mix:

Then stream a 55 minute b2b set by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs AND Friendly Fires!

BOILER ROOM: Jamie XX, T-E-E-D, Friendly Fires

December 8, 2012

London’s Boiler Room uploaded the full epic sets for some genius musicians. It doesn’t get much better than this without being there ourselves!

Stream Jamie XX’s 53 minute Boiler Room Mix:

Then stream a 55 minute b2b set by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs AND Friendly Fires!

Friendly Fires remixed AlunaGeorge

September 26, 2012

UK duo AlunaGeorge have been wowing critics with their wonderful R&B filled future pop and electronic sound. Their single Your Drums, Your Love has received an awesome remix treatment from none other than Friendly Fires. Stream the new mix below and I’ll tack on the original yet again.