It’s been more than five years since St Albans indie-pop trio FRIENDLY FIRES were doing their thing – their thing being super-shiny synth-fuelled dance-brilliance (we’re slight fans). After their tour promoting second album Pala in 2012, they seemed to drop off the face of the Earth.
With not so much as an Instagram post in five years, the band’s actions were a thing of mystery, despite many desperate calls for news by ardent fans (us included). But recently they’ve resurfaced – complete with a new Instagram account, which gleefully teased their return with a series of rainbow-hued images and studio clips.
They were last in the city shaking their things as the Olympic torch burned on stage next to them at a London 2012 build-up event at Temple Newsam. Having previously announced one show at Brixton Academy late last year, they’ve just announced a string of summer festival dates and a couple of warm-up shows – one of which brings them back to Leeds.
They’re playing at Leeds Beckett SU on Thursday, March 29 and tickets go on sale this Friday (February 9) at 9am. They’re bound to play some new stuff. EXCITED.