Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires tease new musical collaboration with The Asphodells

Friday March 14, 2014

Friendly Fires today teased their first new material since 2011’s Pala, unveiling a short trailer of their collaboration track with Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J Fairplay, aka The Asphodells.

At some point in 2013, Friendly Fires and The Asphodells convened in an east London pub to discuss collaborating on new music together. The plan was to produce music that came from a place outside of their respective usual musical styles – a loose, open-ended process embarked upon for the pure joy of experimentation and collaboration rather than a specific end goal.

The collaboration came on the back of two hugely successful Friendly Fires albums – 2008’s debut Friendly Fires and 2011’s follow up Pala – and an acclaimed debut album from The Asphodells in 2013’s Ruled By Passion Destroyed By Lust, the latest in a long line of classic releases from Andrew Weatherall’s own Rotters Golf Club label.

The result is ‘Before Your Eyes’ and ‘Velo’ – two brand new tracks that take close to ten minutes each to reveal their full hypnotic glory. The tracks will be released as a limited edition AA-sided single on 12” and download and will be the inaugural release on Friendly Fires’ own Telophase label.


Jack Savidge's Clean Bandit remix available to download

Monday August 5, 2013

Jack’s remix of Clean Bandit’s new single ‘Dust Clears’ is now available to buy alongside remixes from Thom Alt-J, Russ Chimes, and the original track. Click here to buy it.


New Kiwi EP released on Jack Savidge's label

Monday August 5, 2013

Kiwi have just released a brand new EP out on Jack Savidge and Edwin Congreave’s (Foals) label, Deep Shit. The EP features remixes from Rory Philips and Jack himself. Listen to the EP above.


Jack Savidge remixes Clean Bandit

Thursday July 4, 2013

Friendly Fires’ Jack Savidge’s remix of Dust Clears has premiered on music/style site Planet Notion.

Of the remix of the new Clean Bandit single, Planet Notion said: “Taking what’s undoubtedly one of the most introspective tracks we’ve heard to date from Baroque house four-piece Clean Bandit in ‘Dust Clears‘, Friendly Fires‘ Jack Savidge turns the song’s minimal beats and thoughtful vocals into a clamorous ocean of oscillating arpeggios and unrelenting percussion. In doing so, he creates a floor-ready firecracker ready to spontaneously combust at the drop of a pin.

What’s remarkable though, is how Savidge is able to maintain the original’s sense of longing way after his reworking has descended into pure club territory. You only have to listen out for the carefully cultivated string section interludes – which bring to mind the quartet’s biggest hit to date, ‘Mozart’s House‘ – and the way in which the ‘Dust Clear”s soulful vocals gain another level of desperation and gravitas when placed against Savidge’s lush beats. A becoming reinterpretation that never loses sight of its roots”.

Clean Bandit’s ‘Dust Clears EP’ will be released on 28 July, which also includes remixes from Thom alt-J and Russ Chimes, and an exclusive new Clean Bandit track ‘Rhianna’. Pre-order ‘Dust Clears EP’ here


Jack Savidge remixes new THUMPERS single

Thursday May 23, 2013

Thumper’s new single, Unkinder, has been transformed into a midtemp, 808-led house track courtesy of Jack Savidge. Check it out premiering over at Dummy



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