So I was hearing and reading about this band Friendly Fires for a few months, but my first taste was this video. Here’s “Kiss of Life”…
My initial reaction to this song/video was, “i hate this” (that’s my first reaction to most things that i end up loving), but then it haunted me and i had to see/hear it again! Now i can’t stop listening to this band. The Brit scene is finally moving past the boring bands that The Strokes (who I love) influenced and neo-soul, and we’re hearing something fresh and new again. This band, like the best English bands, seem to take elements from all kinds of genres and blend them to make something colorful and interesting. Here’s a live performance of “Paris” from Later with Jools Holland.