Led by striking front woman Natti Shiner, Fickle Friends have spent the last 18 months releasing a string of brilliant singles including ‘Swim’, ‘Brooklyn’ and the most recent Radio 1 playlisted
‘Hello Hello’. They have now amassed over 15 million streams on Spotify and claimed high praise from fans and critics in all corners.
Introducing the track Natti said “After signing we ended up doing a bunch of obligatory writing sessions and nothing came from them... the more we got asked to do them, the more frustrated we became. In the end we were like ‘GAH WE CAN WRITE OUR OWN POP TUNE”. So the day after another fruitless writing session we literally wrote and produced ‘Glue' in one afternoon in Jack’s bedroom. I imagined the times I’ve been out (and inebriated) and thinking that I've fallen in love with someone after only 5 minutes of talking to them at the bar...so I wrote a song about it.”
‘Glue’, which was produced by the band and mixed by Mark Ralph (Years & Years, Hot Chip, Clean Bandit), is the next chapter in their story. A feel-good, sun-drenched synth-pop tribute to that person you’re inescapably stuck to.
Fickle Friends have some massive news. Not only do they share the brand new official music video for their new single ‘Hello Hello’, but they also announce their biggest ever headline
tour including a show in London at the O2 Kentish Town Forum on October 26th.
First up is the brilliant new video for current single ‘Hello Hello’. The single, which is another perfectly crafted glittering pop gem, has already amassed over half a million streams, has been heavily supported by Radio 1’s Mistajam, Adele, Alice Levine and Cell Spellman and was Huw Stephens ‘Track Of The Week’ last week. The video has been directed by Rob Brandon, as sees the band auditioning for a part under intense instruction, and at the end see’s band member Jack Wilson getting a tattoo – launching the fan completion to chose his next inking.
Fickle Friends also continue to ascend with their live show. Following a massive sold out headline show at London’s heaven at the end of 2016, the band now look forward to their biggest ever
headline show at the prestigious Kentish Town Forum in October.
Before this though, Fickle Friends have a spring and summer packed full of festivals, headline shows and support tours to focus on. The band have just been announced to support The Kooks on their massive headline tour in May (including a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on the 13th). They have also been confirmed to play the brand new Community Festival with Catfish and the Bottlemen in Finsbury Park in July, Secret Garden Party shortly after thant and on to Reading And Leeds in August. With loads more to be confirmed soon, 2017 looks set to be Fickle Friends for the taking so stay tuned.
Fickle Friends tour dates:
27/05 Liverpool Sound City
22/06 Tinderbox Festival (Denmark)
29/06 Provinssi Festival (Finland)
01/07 Community Festival, Finsbury Park (w/ Catfish & Bottlemen)
21/07 Secret Garden Party
28/07 Kendal Calling
29/07 Y Not
30/07 Standon Calling
05/08 Field View
25/08 Leeds Festival
27/08 Reading Festival
06/10 Plymouth, Hub
07/10 Bristol, Thekla
08/10 Southampton, Engine Rooms
10/10 Dublin, Academy 2
17/10 Leeds, Wardrobe
18/10 Newcastle, Riverside
20/10 Sheffield, Plug
21/10 Birmingham, O2 Institute
24/10 Manchester, Gorilla
25/10 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
26/10 O2 Kentish Town Forum, London