Welsh rockers Funeral For A Friend have released the video to their latest single 'Best Friends and Hospital Beds' online ahead of its release on November 12th 2012 with their upcoming album 'Conduit' to be released January 28th 2013.
The video features a series of blurred images almost like random snippets of memory. We then see one member of the band lying on the ground having apparently been unconscious. On his person is a note informing him that he is a test subject who has been injected with a terminal illness and the only way he can treat it is to travel 10 miles to the nearest medical testing base. Unfortunately, tragedy ensues when he fails this apparent 'test of endurance'. The song represents themes of friendship and life-ending illnesses (hence the title) with a driving guitar melody, up tempo drum beats and raging vocals that give the song a strong screamo feel.
The single release will follow their UK date on their Vans Warped Tour which will take place at London's Alexandra Palace on November 10th and has easily sold-out. Don't worry though because they are set to tour again in 2013 from January 23rd to February 19th during the release of 'Conduit'.
2013 TOUR DATES:
Wed 23 Jan Belfast Limelight
Thu 24 Jan Derry Nerve Centre
Fri 25 Jan Cork Cypress Avenue
Sat 26 Jan Dublin Fibber Magees
Mon 28 Jan Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 29 Jan Bristol The Fleece
Wed 30 Jan Plymouth White Rabbit
Thu 31 Jan Exeter Cavern
Sat 02 Feb Bournemouth Sound Circus
Sun 03 Feb Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 04 Feb Brighton The Haunt
Wed 06 Feb Margate Westcoast Bar
Thu 07 Feb Cambridge The Junction
Fri 08 Feb Norwich Waterfront
Sat 09 Feb Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Mon 11 Feb York The Duchess
Tue 12 Feb Leeds Cockpit
Wed 13 Feb Glasgow King Tuts
Thu 14 Feb Newcastle Uni. Students Union - Venue
Sat 16 Feb Manchester NQ Live
Sun 17 Feb Stoke Sugarmill
Mon 18 Feb London Garage
Tue 19 Feb Birmingham Asylum
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