Friendly Fires first broke the scene thrashing out 90′s pop rock covers at house parties, today the XL-signed trio are touring South America with their second album co-produced by Paul Epworth.
If F.F. lead singer and songwriter Ed Macfarlane were not creating electronic anthems, he reckons a career amphibian care would have been his chosen profession, why? Because he’s convinced he looks like a frog, obvs. Inspiring a generation with their wistful, chorus-led pop songs, the Fires first formed back in 2006 when alt. British indie rock was really making a name for itself. A must-see at Bestival and Sonar this Summer, the boys are taking their second, billboard-charting album all over the globe. Naming the compendium after Aldous Huxley‘s final novel ‘Island’, the new material is inspired by the notion of a utopian society and the temporary, transient way we all live today. i-D online caught up with Ed to chat about F.F’s early days and future ways.