Fickle Friends Unveil Debut Album Details

Reveal details of an 18-Date Regional tour to take place in February & March 2018.

 

Fickle Friends release details of their hugely anticipated debut album. ‘You Are Someone Else’ will be released on March 16th 2018 on Polydor Records, alongside a massive 18-date headline UK tour.


Blessed with the same dedication to writing quirky anthems on their own terms as The 1975, the brittle icy synth flourishes of Chvrches and a new era indie pop IT girl in singer Natti Shiner, Fickle Friends have established themselves as the essential new British indie-pop band of 2018. They’ve played over 350 live shows together, been playlisted regularly on Radio 1 with an incredible string of singles including ‘Brooklyn’, ‘Glue’ and ‘Hello Hello’, headlined a sold-out London Forum – and all before announcing their debut album. Until now…
 
‘You Are Someone Else’ is an irresistible debut record, effortlessly capturing both the joy and uncertainty of growing up a 2017 millennial. Songs addressing social awkwardness, self-doubt, anxiety and the qualms of growing into young adulthood all through a prism of perfect timeless pop. 
 
Current single ‘Hard To Be Myself’ is an undeniably brilliant pop anthem for a pre-loading generation of wasted youth that flips lyrically from gloriously hedonistic abandon to naked self-analysis, while tracks such as ‘Wake Me Up’ addresses angsty obsession and the art of over-thinking. The album as a whole pivots around relationships and their tireless effects on the young mind, exploring the highs and lows of dating, falling in love and of course, breaking up.

Fickle Friends are ultimately a great band with killer tunes who have worked hard at their trade and built a devoted fanbase the old fashioned way – playing as many shows as they could for as little cost, booking their own shows and writing songs on the road.  Now, after huge festival shows at Reading and Leeds and a sold out Forum in London, things are slightly easier, but the dedication to writing undeniable songs and playing great gigs remains the same and they look set to dominate festival bills next year and play their debut album to the masses.

On writing their debut album, Natti says, " this album mostly talks about the feeling that you don’t fit in your own life, forever craving something else. I felt like I was stuck in a perpetual nightmare of bad relationships and worry for so long and this collection of songs kinda pulled me out of that. We wrote and produced the bulk of everything between Jack’s bedroom, the tour van and LA so it’s been mostly DIY with an array of producers allowing us to get that extra 20%.  We always wanted to make a record that made people dance and think at the same time. If any of these songs help anyone feel cool, or strong or even just less alone then we’ll have achieved what we wanted."

 
Fickle Friends have also announced a massive UK regional tour next year., tickets can be bought HERE.

See full dates below.
 

Fickle Friends Tour Dates & Tickets

 

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.

ANNOUNCE BIGGEST EVER UK HEADLINE TOUR FOR OCTOBER 2017!

Including O2 Forum, Kentish Town + Hello Hello Video!

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.

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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
12/08 Leefest
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 

Fickle Friends Tour Dates & Tickets
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