Stop, drop everything you’re doing, and listen to “Better At Making Time” by De Lux ASAP. I had the pleasure of stumbling upon these guys at a FYF kick-off party and I was smitten from the get-go. “Ugh, but it’s a seven and a half minute song?!” you say? Don’t care, do it anyway. I […]

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Theme Park have released a new single, “Tonight,” in tandem with the announcement of their debut self-titled LP. The London trio worked with producer Luke Smith (Foals, Maccabees) for most of the release but decided to bring Friendly Fires’ Ed MacFarlane to the helm when recording “Tonight.” The hip-swinging frontman’s presence is strongly felt here […]

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We here at ATG should be ashamed that we have not featured Tensnake‘s remix of the Friendly Fires’ “Hurting” yet, which is currently featured as the opening track on All Things Gold alum Edwin Van Cleef’s January mix (also fiery-hot).  The German producer takes the almost-too-busy “Hurting” and  strips it down piece by piece to […]

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All of you DC folk ought to know by now that the Friendly Fires will be taking the 9:30 Club by storm Thursday night with opener Wise Blood. Fresh off the release of their second full-length, Pala, the show will definitely be one to remember. As Will mentioned yesterday, the album title is a reference to […]

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UK trio Friendly Fires dropped their sophomore album Pala today, via XL Recordings. Named after the island in Aldous Huxley’s 1962 novel ‘Island’, Pala has been produced by a mixture of Friendly Fires themselves and Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Florence The Machine, Adele). Lucky for us, it’s not a huge departure musically from the jams […]

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Friendly Fires are back this year with a new album, Pala, due out May 16th. Hailing originally from Hertfordshire, England, Friendly Fires first burst onto the indie rock scene in 2008 with a poppy fusion of punk funk and a solid self-titled full-length debut. I was immediately drawn to the Friendly Fires, not because they […]

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Valentine’s Day is here again folks. I’d go into details about my own personal life and experiences on this special day, but honestly that’s both boring and useless; you’re here for the music. I’m happy to oblige with our sixth installment of the Valentine’s Day Mixtape, the oldest tradition we have here at ATG. This […]

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What do you get when you throw Yeasayer, Passion Pit, and Friendly Fires in a blender, then FedEx that same blender to Melbourne, Australia? You get Strange Talk, that’s what you get. The band, formed back in February 2010, has received a healthy amount of buzz from their first single, “Climbing Walls,” which effortlessly channels […]

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