Friendly Fires unofficially disbanded after 2011's album, Pala, but recently announced that they will be performing at O2 Academy Brixton. Rumors stirred and fans were hopeful for a new album. Today (October 2nd,) the band confirmed that they have reunited and will indeed be making new music. In a detailed post on Facebook, they honored fans by explaining the reasons for the disappearance as well as the reemergence.
Friendly Fires Brixton
After years of silence from the band itself, on September 25th Friendly Fires announced a show at O2 Academy Brixton that will take place on April 5th, 2018. Individually, the band members never stopped making music – working on projects under different names and for other artists – but this gig means that Friendly Fires' Ed Macfarlane, Jack Savidge and Edd Gibson will be making music together again. In a Facebook post, they explained that the 'show's going to be a profoundly special occasion.' General admission tickets are now available.
Friendly Fires' Latest Announcement
Following the Brixton announcement, the band put out a long message over Facebook, confirming that new music is on the way. They also detailed why they needed time apart and why they have decided to come together again. In a poignant message of creativity, they shared the insight that 'sometimes ideas flow, as does the confidence to develop them into finished pieces of work.' Collectively, they now feel like they've reached that fluid state of creative abundance and are ready to start making music together once more.