SXSW Review: Friendly Fires, March 16, Fader Fort

Friendly Fires

Austin – I’ve seen Friendly Fires three times now and each time I’ve seen them they’ve gotten better. Never mind the fact that lead vocalist Ed MacFarlane still dances like a mad man (he could put out an exercise video with those moves), he is a great lead who easily gets the crowd involve with the music. With music that sounds as good live as Friendly Fires does, Ed doesn’t really need to do anything to keep the crowd going anyway. Previewing some newer material I expect to be included in this years record Pala, the band seemed to have incorporated more horns and tribal drum beats into their blend of electro pop and it’s an absolutely great step to take. The beats sound great and the music seems organic and I am sure when this album comes out, it will be a dance floor killer. After some newer tracks, the band delighted the crowd with an extended version of their hit single Kiss of Life. Fans who wanted to hear Paris might have been disappointed though, but they can go to a real show to see that.

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy by Fanny Mai

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