Friday, 3 January 2014

Fickle Friends - Swim

Single review by karla@thesoundofconfusion.com


Not sure about you guys, but we've been desperately in need of a dose of Vitamin D after the recent bouts of bitter winter winds and rain here in the UK. Fortunately for us, summer seems to have come early in the form of 'Swim', the debut single from scintillating Brighton indiepop five-piece Fickle Friends and we have wasted no time in topping up our inner tan, immersed in the infectious rays of synth, glimmery guitar hooks and catchy corroding choruses. Despite its radiating warmth and feel-good fun and fancy-free dance/'80s new-wave vibes, the track is antithetical in the sense that lyrically it follows the less light theme of the human condition, sometimes being so unsure and confused that at times we start to sink and feel like we are drowning.

There are also slithers of  hope in a breezy “you are not alone” mantra that pulls the lyrics back on par with the happy-go-lucky sound.  Fickle Friends are Nattassia (Natti) Shiner [vox/synth], Sam Morris [drums], Harry Herrington [bass/backing vox], Chris Hall [guitar] and Jack Wilson [synth/backing vox] and the track can be found on the Killing Moon and Ally Mccrae Compilation released January 1st. If this track is anything to go on, we expect it's going to be a very interesting and exciting year for Fickle Friends.



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