Posts Tagged ‘Fickle Friends’

March 13, 2018

May 4th is going to be a very splendid evening in San Francisco. That’s the night that Brighton based band Fickle Friends will be bringing their radiant throbbing, warm endearing synthpop to Popscene at the Rickshaw Stop. As long time, never-fickle fans of the outfit, we can’t be more excited (and yes, I already purchased my ticket well in advance). Fickle Friends’ eagerly anticipated debut full length You Are Someone Else drops in just a few days on March 16th via Interscope. To celebrate the impending release, let’s dive into the group’s music video for their latest single, Wake Me Up. As always, we can’t resist its 80s synths and vibrant glow. Fickle Friends’ new album is laced together with upbeat indie bops that explore toxic friendships, feelings of worthlessness, slippery relationships, mental health, and a host of other overwhelming emotions and situations that  are felt during young adulthood and within youthful relationships. Pre-order Fickle Friends’ debut album, here.

October 12, 2017

Fickle friends are probably one of my pet peeves. I hate it when people flake on me after plans have already been made. But I do love Fickle Friends, the Brighton based band who’s given us a steady diet of sparkly 80s inspired synthpop and radiant throbbing dance pop for quite some time. Today, they return with a tantalizing new treat named Hard To Be Myself, co-produced by Mike Spencer.  Shimmering keys and a snappy beat permeate the incandescent twirler alongside front woman Natti Shiner’s ever luscious voice. Fickle Friends explores social awkwardness and anxiety on the song. Natti explains: “It is about wanting to be someone else so desperately and dreaming you were the life of the party. It’s the idea that a certain person can kind of loosen your senses and lower your inhibitions just like drinking alcohol.“ The single is available from iTunes, here.

October 2, 2017
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Pax and the Scarlet Field is a songwriting collective from Blackburn who’ve landed a prime spot on our radar with their latest hazy swirling, vivacious twirling pop release, Baby Change Your Mind.  The song sees the collective calling upon modern contemporaries in both Fickle Friends and Pale Waves. That 80′s inflected bright synthpop charm of Fickle Friends fuses with the luxuriant yet gothic guitar pop charm of Pale Waves on the glittering pop prancer. Baby Change Your Mind is a popping gem, of which the band says, “
…is about wanting someone to have a change of heart.“  I’m pretty sure there won’t be any change of heart here. My heart is dead set on adoring this fine tune. Baby Change Your Mind is out now via ModernSky UK.

June 20, 2017
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Everything we’ve heard from Brighton’s Fickle Friends has stuck to us like sweet glue, and not one part of us wants to ever extricate ourselves from the adhesive that is their sparkly synthpop and warm lifting dance pop. The quartet has announced a new EP set for release on Polydor come August 11th, and what else is it named, but Glue! The title track, which premiered on BBC Radio 1, is a luminous indie pop gem with an irresistible pluckiness and an abundance of glittery perkiness. Re-visit Fickle Friends’ prior songs on Soundcloud, here.

March 12, 2017

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I’m never fickle when it comes to my penchant for Fickle Friends’ incandescent electronic pop. The Brighton based quintet lifts spirits and warms hearts with a new indie dance meets synthpop dazzler named Hello Hello. Hello Hello is like a dance ready fusion of MUNA with Say Lou Lou, all topped off with the electrifying energy of Dragonette. You can also stream the fine pop banger off Soundcloud below.

December 8, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 12.07.2016

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December 8, 2016

UK project Fickle Friends present us with an ode to one of the hippest towns on this side of the world for the band’s latest neon pulsing delight. Incandescent glowing Brooklyn even comes with some eye popping retro visuals by way of a ruddy captivating music video. The Brighton based outfit pull me in ever deeper into their world of warm synths and throbbing beats with the sumptuous gem, a must for fans of bands like Muna, HAIM, The 1975, and Say Lou Lou. The rising band just played their biggest ever headline gig at London’s Heaven earlier this month. Perhaps their adventures will take them to San Francisco somewhere down the road. 

September 17, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.13.2016 

Featured music – September 13th, 2016

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September 15, 2016
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Aside from recently giving us a velveteen tour de force debut album named Warm On A Cold Night over the summer, British electro soul troubadours HONNE have also been surprising us with their remixing aptitude. From last week’s remix of Tom Odell’s Concrete, we now turn to a sterling remix of UK indie pop outfit Fickle Friend’s snappy sweet tune, Cry Baby. The electric remix that HONNE doles out takes full advantage of the original’s hooking vocals, but those honeyed darts are swaddled by a blanket of whirring synths and crisp breaking beats. HONNE’s Cry Baby is a tactile paradise that inebriates with its multi-layered richness. 

September 1, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.30.2016

Featured music – August 30th, 2016

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