Following on from the release of their highly-praised EP ‘Is This Real’ in 2021, Bristol-based indie outfit Make Friends have now returned to deliver the video for their brand new single 'Falter'. The song marks an exciting new era for the Bristol band.
'Falter' has already seen BBC Introducing support across BBC Introducing in the West, BBC Radio 1 and 6Music.
The band explain,
“Falter was part of a collection of songs we’d previously demoed for our most recent EP. Whilst temporarily left behind, the track wasn't left to gather dust, and was reworked with production by Ed Nash, who helped to flesh the song into it's full-bodied final form. Inspired in part by fractured relationships, ‘Falter’ focuses on the conversations scarcely communicated, and how that can lead to further dissolution of partnerships, and of one's own sense of self.”
Dispensing hook-laden and infectiously catchy tunes, Make Friends have quickly established themselves as the next frontrunners of the UK indie pop scene. Joining forces with Ed Nash to work on their new material, they are set to mark themselves out as being one of the UK's most exciting musical exports.
Speaking about Make Friends, Nash said,
"I can honestly say they are one of the most talented yet most underrated guitar bands in the UK at the moment."
The band will also be embarking on two headline shows in London and Bristol this October.
Brought together through a shared love of progressive indie-pop, Make Friends formed whilst studying in Bath. The band really found their sound when they migrated a few miles down the road to Bristol and began working with producer Peter Sené, a touring member of Everything Everything and John Grant. Whilst the band take cues from contemporaries such as Sam Fender and Sundara Karma, their inspiration has always been driven from classics, be that the bass-driven groove of The Police or the atmospheric, chorus guitars of The Cure.
Make Friends have never found themselves put into boxes and freedom during their writing has always been important, giving them the space to push boundaries and try something totally new.
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