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Friendly Fires released a mix on K7, visiting NYC & LA (dates)

Friendly Fires at Webster Hall in 2009 (more by Paul Birman)
Friendly Fires

It has been just over a year since UK dance-punks Friendly Fires were last in NYC (at Webster Hall with the xx). And while the band still isn’t heading out on a full-blown US tour, they do have a new pair of US dates set for the new year. Friendly Fires will play Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 2/7 and Los Angeles at The Roxy on 2/9. Bowery tickets are currently on AMEX presale and go on regular sale at noon on Friday, 12/10.

Friendly Fires is currently working on a new LP, due Spring 2011 via their label XL, but recently dropped a mix CD for K7 Records:

Friendly Fires have dance music in their blood. Other indie rock bands may flirt with club culture, but Ed Macfarlane (vocals, bass, synth), Edd Gibson (guitar) and Jack Savidge (drums) live it and breathe it. “When we formed the band one of the main things we wanted to do was make danceable music because dance music was one of the things we bonded over,” explains Savidge. The three of them grew up listening to Warp, and Macfarlane released tracks on respected Manchester electronic imprint Skam and Hooj Choons offshoot Precinct. “I mean, I’ve been DJing for longer than Friendly Fires has existed,” concludes Savidge.”

The new mix disc, Bugged Out! Suck My Deck mixed by Friendly Fires, contains tracks from The Egyptian Lover, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Lindstrom & Christabelle, Alan Fitzpatrick, and many many others and is available now.

Some videos and all dates below…

Friendly Fires – ‘Skeleton Boy’

Friendly Fires – ‘Kiss Of Life’

Tuesday 28 December 2010 Inside Out Darlington, UK
Monday 07 February 2011 The Bowery Ballroom New York, NY, US
Wednesday 09 February 2011 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA, US
Saturday 12 February 2011 Good Vibrations 2011 Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sunday 13 February 2011 Good Vibrations 2011 Flemington, VIC, Australia
Saturday 19 February 2011 Good Vibrations Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Sunday 20 February 2011 Good Vibrations 2011 Perth, WA, Australia
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 June 2011 Hurricane Festival 2011 Eichenring Scheessel, Germany

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