Interview: Friendly Fires at Splendour in the Grass 2011

Australia’s love affair with the U.K. boys Friendly Fires continues with the follow up to their self titled album, Pala. Full of fresh, summery sounds it’s lead singles Live Those Days Tonight and Hawaiian Air have already sealed their place in the CD cases of Djs around the nation.

At Splendour in the Grass we caught up with the whole band to dig a little deeper. They shared with us that Pala was written whilst on the move, turning their frustration with constant touring and flying into dance floor fillers.

Although the jet-lag was clearly showing at times lead man Ed McFarlane pulled through to give us some insight into the albums mysterious origins and an explanation of why it took a little longer to create than their previous work.

Friendly Fires went on to play the mix-up stage pulling out classic hits like Skeleton Boy and sending the crowd over the top with very well received new hits. Let the love of Friendly Fires flow!

Filmed & Edited by : Daniel Taylor

Interview by : Brendan Maclean

Production assistant : Hayley Loader

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