Brighton 5 piece Fickle Friends have announced a 28 date UK headline tour off the back of their shimmering single ‘Say No More’. Already a favourite at the band’s live shows, the track is a feel-good anthem combining 80s-flavoured synths and a glorious fresh indie-pop sound. The tour will also give fans an opportunity to hear new music from their forthcoming debut album.
The band have been cutting their teeth the old fashioned way, with 2 years of solid touring, including sets at major festivals such as Bestival, BBC R1 Big Weekend and Secret Garden Party, not to mention a sold-out show at Dingwalls in London in November. All the long drives and late nights have paid off, forging Fickle Friends into a slick polished monster of a live band. This hard work also helped catch the attention of Polydor Records, who signed the band in January 2016.
Away from the stage the band has been whipping up a frenzy in the blogosphere and were the most written about unsigned artist of 2014 according to accumlator Hype Machine, and have even picked up over 5 million plays on Spotify across their debut singles - with 'Say No More’ even making it onto the BBC Radio 1 Introducing Playlist.
Fickle Friends are Natti Shiner, Sam Morris, Jack Harry, Christopher Hall and Jack Wilson; the band’s debut album is penciled in for late 2016.
We caught their set at Dials Festival last year where the then unsigned Fickle Friends impressed the crowd.
Following the success of Dials Festival in 2015 the team behind it have announced a new series of music events for 2016 that will run instead of a multi-venue festival. The new Dials Days and Dials Nights promise more of the same exciting discoveries and the same friendly atmosphere that led to it being named Best Non-Camping Festival by ULX Music. Find out more on the link below:
FICKLE FRIENDS UK TOUR DATES
(Clean Cut Kid supports indicated by *)
02-Feb-16 Guildford Boileroom
03-Feb-16 Cardiff Moon Club
04-Feb-16 Bournemouth 60 MP
06-Feb-16 Bedford Esquires
07-Feb-16 Leicester Scholar *
08-Feb-16 Bristol Louisiana *
09-Feb-16 Chester Live Rooms *
11-Feb-16 Stourbridge River Room
16-Feb-16 Liverpool Studio 2
17-Feb-16 Reading Oakford Social *
19-Feb-16 Southampton Joiners *
20-Feb-16 Totnes Devon Arts Centre *
21-Feb-16 Colchester Arts Centre *
23-Feb-16 Norwich Waterfront *
24-Feb-16 Nottingham Bodega *
25-Feb-16 Manchester Sound Control *
26-Feb-16 Sheffield Lead Mill *
28-Feb-16 Newcastle Think Tank *
29-Feb-16 Edinburgh Electric Circus *
01-Mar-16 Aberdeen Tunnels
03-Mar-16 Glasgow King Tuts
04-Mar-16 Stockton Kubar
05-Mar-16 Lincoln Engine Shed
07-Mar-16 Hull Fruit *
08-Mar-16 Leeds Oporto *
09-Mar-16 Birmingham Rainbow
11-Mar-16 Aldershot Arts Centre
12-Mar-16 Brighton Patterns *