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Friendly Fires @ Mercury Lounge: Something Must Break

Friendly Fires are young. Friendly Fires are British. Friendly Fires have spent the better part of the last few years perfecting their unique & jangly dance pop via repeated listens to !!!, New Order & LCD Soundsystem. Last night's show served as a teaser of what's to come (the band's self titled debut LP is out internationally on September 1st) and it was magnificent. Electrifying frontman Ed Macfarlane hops around the stage like a bizarrely magical hybrid of Ian Curtis (Joy Division), Luke Jenner (The Rapture) & Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode). Meanwhile, each & every FF track is concise, charming & absolutely addictive. To say that we're eagerly awaiting their NYC return would be a massive understatement. Visit Friendly Fires on MySpace. Photos, setlist & MP3 below.

(Setlist) Hospital. Your Love. White Diamonds. Jump. On Board. Strobe. Paris. Ex-Lover.

MP3: Friendly Fires - Jump In The Pool

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