We’ve long tipped BIMM Brighton alumni, Fickle Friends for great things and it seems we’re not the only ones to have fallen in love with their infectious blend of indie pop.
The Brighton band features on the NME 100 – a list of artists who are set to make it big in 2017 – and their latest track ‘Brooklyn’ is currently included on the coveted BBC Radio 1 playlist. This absolute floor-filler wouldn’t sound out of place in an 80s’ New York disco, with its funky guitar licks and alluring synths. ‘Brooklyn’ has even received the remix treatment from revered DJ and producer, Eats Everything.
Fickle Friends’ rise to the top has been on the cards for a while, following exposure and praise from Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Billboard US and a host of independent music blogs. At the start of 2016, the band signed a major deal with Polydor Records thus marking their assault on the UK music industry. The last two years have seen Natti, Sam, Harry, Chris and Jack growing their fan base with an extensive tour of the UK and Germany, including shows at Berlin Music Week, The Great Escape and last year’s BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend.
The band are currently splitting their time between the UK and LA to record their debut album, which is due for release next summer. With comparisons ranging from The 1975 to Two Door Cinema Club, it’s fair to say Fickle Friends are one of the UK’s most exciting new bands. We’re certain will be hearing much more from them in the near future.
‘Brooklyn’ is available to listen and download on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify and Amazon.