On Monday one of my favourite new bands, Fickle Friends, released their debut EP ‘Velvet’ which includes their single ‘Could Be Wrong’. The EP is the follow up to hugely catchy singles ‘For You’ and ‘Swim’ which set music blogs alight last year. Since hearing ‘For You’ last October I have been hooked on their synth-pop sound.
The band played the BBC Introducing stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend last weekend and have just began their first headline UK tour, playing a sold out show at London’s Barfly tonight. The ‘Velvet’ EP is full of catchy synth-pop sounds, from the summery and dance-y ‘I Could Be Wrong’ to the Jessie Ware-esque soothing and calm ‘Paris’. My personal favourite has to be the title track ‘Velvet’ though, with its evident 1980s influences and smooth beats. It reminded me slightly of College’s wonderful ‘A Real Hero’ with that slick crescendo of beats at the start. Overall, this is a thoroughly enjoyable EP that is well worth a listen and shows a great progression for the band. I can’t wait to hear more.
‘Velvet’ is available now on iTunes via Killing Moon Records.
You can listen to ‘I Could Be Wrong’ below.