Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires

Proving that the Brits are currently on top of their game in music right now, here's another excellent debut from a young and upcoming new band in the UK, to add to the likes of Mystery Jets, Late Of The Pier, Los Campesinos or These New Puritans, just to mention a few of the most recent projects appearing lately. This time, think DFA fronted by a close relative to Justin Timberlake singing perfect indie-pop anthems in an all-night-long party and you'll get a close idea. Loaded with addictive hooks, incessant rhythms, angular synths, blissful shoegaze moments, and insanely catchy melodies, this is music that doubles as a dancefloor filler and a daytime-favourite, each track standing on its own and feeling like a future hit-in-the-make. Not to mention the fact that the whole album was self-produced, with the only exception being "Jump In The Pool" (recorded with Paul Epworth of Bloc Party fame), which is also another good point to show how these guys really have it all to become the next big thing. While that doesn't happen, stay tuned, as there's already more than enough glistening and fresh goods to enjoy. (8/10)

Friendly Fires - Jump In The Pool (video)

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