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Listen: Fickle Friends – “PLAY” [Premiere]

31 March 2014, 13:19 | Written by Charlotte Krol

After brightening our January with the most upfront pop song imaginable, Brighton quintet Fickle Friends return today with “PLAY”, premiering on Best Fit.

Song of the DayContinuing in the accessible vein of its predecessor, “SWIM”, this new song stays true to its title with buoyant rhythms, whirring synths and squeaky-clean girl/boy harmonies. “Babe you don’t play it like you used to” hears singer Natti Shiner lament a lost passion, sweetened by her cherry vocal that skips over spangled indie-pop guitars and loose basslines. It’s bright ‘n’ breezy pop that, whilst tautly produced, doesn’t lose its energy upon impact.

“PLAY” is immediately available (buy here) via Killing Moon Records. The band will launch their new single at The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston on 9 April.

Fickle Friends also play The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City and Secret Garden Party this year, and a host of other dates below:

9 – The Shacklewell Arms, London
19 – Springtide Festival, Gosport
25 – The Boileroom, Guildford
26 – Jailhouse, Hereford

1 – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth
2 – Kazimier, Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
3 – Wardrobe, Live at Leeds, Leeds
4 – City Sound Project, Canterbury
9 – The Great Escape – The Green Door Store, Brighton

20 – Lainfest, Atherstone

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