In April of this year, Friendly Fires returned from a hiatus to remind us exactly why we all loved them so much in the first place. The trio of Ed Macfarlane, Edd Gibson and Jack Savage announced their comeback with anthemic new single 'Love Like Waves', a Mark Ralph produced track that is both a timely reminder of Friendly Fires' past successes and a tantalising taste of an even brighter new era. That same week, Friendly Fires performed their first UK live show since 2012. Over the years, Friendly Fires’ live events - from basement raves and curated club nights to huge headline shows and festival headline slots - have become the stuff of legend, and their sold out appearance at London's 5000 capacity O2 Academy Brixton was no exception: another euphoric, inclusive and celebratory night from one of our most exciting and critically feted live acts.
Something else Friendly Fires are renowned for is their impeccable taste in remixers, and their choices for 'Love Like Waves' are no exception. Having previously debuted a hotly-received Alex Metric remix, the band today release a fresh mix from unquestionable class act, Riton.
Meanwhile, Friendly Fires are set to perform at festivals throughout the summer, including London’s All Points East this Sunday (27th May) and headline shows at the Truck, Lost Village and Festival No 6 festivals. See below for a full run down of Friendly Fires live shows.