Single Review: Fickle Friends - 'Say No More'.
Despite what their name suggests, Brighton quintet Fickle Friends have proven themselves to be one of the shrewdest unsigned indie pop acts of recent times. It seems bizarre to think that it hasn't even been two years since the band made their spectacular introduction with debut single 'SWIM'. Tracks ‘Play’ and ‘For You’ followed, cementing the band as one of 2014’s most hyped unsigned artists.
2015 has seen Fickle Friends unveil ‘Could Be Wrong’ and ‘Paris’ taken from their four-track EP ‘Velvet’ which was released on May 25th. The band have been in high demand since the EP release with a vigorous bout of touring seeing them booked for live dates across Europe and the UK through from May to October.
'Say No More' marks Fickle Friend's return after festival season and features the same sort of infectious synths, catchy hooks, groovy bass lines and uplifting vocals we have grown accustomed to. Fickle Friends so far have been sticking to the same sort of formula without too much variety to their sound. They make warm, feel good, fun and fancy-free tracks largely inspired and driven by elements of 80's new wave. There is also an understated delicacy to some of their records that casts a shadow over the sunny pop vibes and offers a little more depth, this can mostly be found within the lyrics.
'Say No More' is out via B3SCI Records and has been released in the lead-up to Fickle Friends biggest headline show to date; London’s Dingwalls, Thursday 29th October. We can also expect a full album from the quintet in the very near future.
Words of Karla Harris.