Just Don't Ask About The Missing Disco Lights
Upbeat music in downbeat times: A pre-performance talk with Friendly Fires
St. Albans, England's Friendly Fires are a rock band who embrace pop, a dance group who are serious musicians and a trio of personalties on a mission to make positive music that embraces the present. The band's debut LP was nominated for the 2009 Mercury Music Prize and went gold in the UK. The group hit La Zona Rosa tonight as part of their fall North American tour. Fans of kindred spirits such as Cut Copy, LCD Soundsystem, and Hot Chip should find plenty to like here, with some flourishes of everything from Britpop to
Last week, we caught up with Friendly Fires' drummer and keyboard player Jack Savidge to ask about the band's SXSW experiences, their thoughts on dance music's takeover of America, and the polished sounds of their latest record, 2011's Pala (XL).