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Friendly Fires Play Charity Gig For Tragic Pal

13th December 2012

British rockers Friendly Fires took to the stage in London on Wednesday night (12Dec12) to honour the memory of a friend who committed suicide last month (Nov12).Drummer Jack Savidge launched an appeal for help finding...

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Friendly Fires To Headline Charity Gig For Tragic Pal

23rd November 2012

British rockers Friendly Fires will headline a special gig in memory of their pal Adam Connolly, who committed suicide earlier this month (14Nov12).The band's drummer Jack Savidge took to Twitter.com to appeal for help finding...

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Benedict Cumberbatch Lends Voice To Indie Album

1st November 2012

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has signed up for an unlikely collaboration with British rockers Friendly Fires.The Sherlock star jumped at the chance to record a spoken-word piece, entitled Flat of Angels, for the band's compilation album...

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Week In Music: Friendly Fires And The Beatles

By Lorna Greville  | 31st October 2012

The well spoken Sherlock Holmes hunk, Benedict Cumberbatch, is having a rather brilliant week; in two music driven stories, Cumberbatch has collaborated with Herfordshire's preeminent inditronica band Friendly Fire, and will be starring as the...

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Friendly Fires Close Beach Break Live

18th June 2012

Friendly Fires brought Beach Break Live festival to a close yesterday evening (17.06.12). The 'Jump in the Pool' group concluded the music event by blasting out hits including 'Hawaiian Air', 'Live Those Days Tonight' and...

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Globalgathering 2012: Tinie Tempah And Chase And Status Return

15th March 2012

GlobalGathering has announced its line-up for 2012. Headliners at the festival include Tinie Tempah; Chase And Status and Friendly Fires. Joining them on the main stage will be Maverick Sabre; Dot Rotten; Japanese Popstars and...

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Tinie Tempah And Skrillex To Perform At Globalgathering

15th March 2012

Tinie Tempah, Chase and Status, Skrillex and Friendly Fires have been confirmed for GlobalGathering 2012.The UK dance festival has announced a huge line up for July 27 and 28, involving artists from many genres of...

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Lana Del Rey Joins Lovebox Line-up

1st March 2012

Lana Del Rey has joined the Lovebox line-up.The 'Video Games' singer will play on the final night of the annual London festival, which takes place in Victoria Park, east London from June 15 -17.Other acts...

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Beach Break Live Announce Huge Initial Line-up

21st February 2012

Beach Break Live have announced their biggest ever line up of acts for 2012. Chase And Status, Dizzee Rascal and Friendly Fires will be playing the Dell Main Stage, as will Nero, LABRINTH, Wretch 32...

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New Order To Headline Saturday At Bestival

14th February 2012

Fresh from announcing their initial line up last week, Bestival have revealed that the critically acclaimed Manchester dance act New Order will be headlining the festival on Saturday 8th September 2012. Bestival founder Rob Da...

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Friendly Fires Scrap More U.k. Shows

17th November 2011

British rock/dance band Friendly Fires have scrapped two more dates on their U.K. tour as frontman Ed Macfarlane battles a bout of laryngitis.The group has postponed a gig in Manchester, England on Thursday (17Nov11) and...

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Friendly Fires Scrap U.k. Shows

14th November 2011

British rock/dance band Friendly Fires have cancelled three dates on their U.K. tour after frontman Ed Macfarlane fell sick with laryngitis.The band axed a gig in Southampton, England on Saturday night (12Nov11) after the singer...

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Florence And The Machine Credit Maestro Producer As 'Ceremonials' Hits Shelves

31st October 2011

Florence And The Machine's new album 'Ceremonials' is out in the UK and US this week, with the band's creative protagonist Florence Welch delighted at how the follow up to the imposing success of 'Lungs'...

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Adele Tipped For Glory At Independent Music Awards

13th October 2011

Singing sensation Adele will go head-to-head with the Arctic Monkeys and Friendly Fires at the upcoming Independent Music Awards after landing two top nominations.The British star's sophomore record 21 has been tipped for the Best...

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Beyonce Battling U2 For UK Festival Awards Crown

16th September 2011

Beyonce, U2, Foo Fighters and Muse are battling it out to be named Headliner of the Year at the UK Festival Awards.All acts who headlined festivals in the UK in 2011 are in the running...

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Ed Macfarlane Recalls 'Dark' Pukkelpop Stage Collapse

29th August 2011

Friendly Fires star Ed Macfarlane witnessed first-hand the terrible injuries sustained by revellers as a storm hit Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival earlier this month (Aug11) - because the band was sheltering next to the first-aid tent.The...

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Friendly Fires Trumpeter Dies

19th August 2011

Friendly Fires trumpet player Richard Turner has died at the age of 27.The musician - who played with the group for three years - suffered a heart attack while swimming at an open air pool...

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Friendly Fires Pay Tribute To Trumpet Player

19th August 2011

A trumpet player who performed with British rock/dance band Friendly Fires has died after suffering a heart attack.Richard Turner passed away after the cardiac arrest at an outdoor swimming pool in London last week (11Aug11),...

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Liam Gallagher Prepared For 'Party Political Broadcast'

6th July 2011

Liam Gallagher is prepared for his brother Noel's "party political broadcast" today (06.07.11). The Beady Eye frontman couldn't resist taking a swipe at his former Oasis bandmate - who has called a press conference this...

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Linkin Park Cover Adele

5th July 2011

Linkin Park covered Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' at the iTunes Festival last night (05.07.11).The US rockers performed a set of their biggest hits - including 'Numb', 'Faint', 'Crawling' and 'One Step Closer' - before...

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Friendly Fires Have Similar Style To House Music

5th May 2011

Friendly Fires admire the lyrics of house music.The group prefer to write about subjects close to their own hearts, rather than issues in the outside world, and think their approach is similar to that used...

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Goldfrapp Give Greatest Hits To Led

31st August 2010

Goldfrapp played a rare greatest hits set during the closing day of the London Electronic Dance (LED) Festival on Saturday (28.08.10). The band's singer, Alison Goldfrapp, donned an unusual black jacket and sparkly leggings for...

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Friendly Fires Refuse To Record In Studios

3rd May 2010

British rock/dance band FRIENDLY FIRES have recorded their new album in their frontman's garage - because they refuse to upgrade to a "lavish studio".The musicians worked on their 2008 self-titled album in an outbuilding at...

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Friendly Fires Cancel Aussie Gigs

12th February 2010

Organisers of an Australian music festival have been left reeling after British dance act FRIENDLY FIRES cancelled their appearance on the same day THE KILLERS pulled out.The Mr Brightside hitmakers were due to perform at...

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Rocker Savidge Caught Running From Bar Tab In Brazil

15th September 2009

FRIENDLY FIRES rocker JACK SAVIDGE had a scrape with the law during a recent trip to Brazil, when he was caught fleeing a nightclub without paying his bar bill.The drummer panicked after accumulating a huge...

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Friendly Fires Star Admitted To Hospital

8th September 2009

FRIENDLY FIRES star JACK SAVIDGE may have to miss the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Prize ceremony on Tuesday night (08Sep09) - he was admitted to hospital on the eve of the event.The drummer is scheduled to...

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