Formed in 2001, Funeral For A Friend done a organisation sense on a subterraneous stone theatre with their entrance EP ‘Between Order And Model’ a following year, though it was with their entrance album, ‘Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation’, that they unequivocally done waves, it reaching series twelve in a manuscript draft and spawning 3 tip twenty singles.
Signing to Warner/Atlantic for a recover of their second album, 2005′s ‘Hours’, a rope have continued to suffer draft success with any of their prolonged players, with 2007′s ‘Tales Don’t Tell Themselves’ reaching series three, and fourth record ‘Memory And Humanity’ peaking during seventeen.
Last year, guitarist Darran Smith left a band, following dual farewell shows during that they achieved ‘Casually Dressed…’ in a entirety. He was transposed by a band’s bassist, Gavin Burrough, who was in spin transposed by Hondo Maclean’s Richard Boucher.
On 14 Mar, a rope recover their fifth album, ‘Welcome Home Armageddon’ and will be furloughed via a rest of Mar and into April. Ahead of all of that, we asked drummer Ryan Richards to put together a Powers Of Ten playlist for us. And he came adult with a good judgment to tie his 10 songs together.
Ryan explains: “When we initial started out in Funeral For A Friend, there were a lot of good bands in Wales though it was a lot harder during that time to get listened – before MySpace, Facebook, Spotify and iTunes were around. We’ve got only as many new, sparkling Welsh bands entrance by during a impulse – and thankfully a emergence of a internet means that these bands are removing listened a lot some-more now that is enlivening to immature artists and drives their creativity. Below are a few of my favourite up-and-comers from a homeland”.
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND’S TEN
Click here to listen to Ryan’s playlist in Spotify, and afterwards review on to find out some-more about his selections.
01 Tiger Please – Summer In The House Of Confessions
We’ve got a lot of good immature adult and entrance Welsh bands entrance by during a moment, and Tiger Please are right adult there with a best of them. It’s good to hear teenagers essay something so mature and classical sounding, and we’re looking brazen to holding a guys out on a March/April UK tour.
02 Caesars Rome – Awake And Armed
Sadly, Caesars Rome announced their disbandment recently – that is a contrition as not adequate people got to hear their shining entrance album, ‘The Company We Keep’. Huge songs, outrageous sound, hugely missed. They’ve only started a new rope called Lion And The Wolf’, so watch out for them.
03 Chase The Sunset – Nights Like These
On a heavier side of things, I’m unequivocally amatory what Chase The Sunset are doing during a moment. One of a things we, in Funeral For A Friend, have always attempted to do is find a right brew between pressure and tune – and these guys unequivocally have that change nailed.
04 Straight Lines – Set Me On Fire And Feed Me To The Wolves
Straight Lines’ manuscript ‘Persistence In This Game’ was substantially a best subterraneous pop-rock recover of 2010 in my opinion, and we know a lot of people agree. Great record, good live rope and I’m unequivocally vehement to hear where these guys go with their subsequent record. Listening to this lane gives we a good thought of how most fun a band’s live shows are.
05 Cuba Cuba – Somewhere
A unequivocally singular immature rope that don’t sound like anyone else, in particular, that is always a good trait for a rope to have. This lane comes from their ‘Tales From The Cabin’ EP and, again, these guys’ entrance manuscript will be entrance out after this year. It’s going to be a good year for albums from new Welsh bands, that’s for sure.
06 Attack! Attack! UK – Blood On My Hands
These guys have been friends for a prolonged time and common many a theatre opposite a creation with us. This is my favourite lane by them, and their new single. we consider this could be a lane that crosses them over into a mainstream. we wish it is. Great rope who merit a approval their new manuscript is removing them.
07 Boys With X-Ray Eyes – The Kid Stays In The Picture
Another Welsh rope releasing a new manuscript this year! This a flattering aged lane with a aged line-up, though still a good appetite-whetter for a new record. It’s good to see so many opposite styles entrance out of Wales, and these guys have a steel stone n hurl component down to a excellent art.
08 Friends Electric – Golden Blood
On a electro-pop side of things, we’ve also got some good immature bands in Wales, and Friends Electric are among a best of them. Super chill and super hooky, that’s flattering most all we demeanour for in my electro-pop.
09 The Guns – Treacle And Pie
The Guns have been doing their thing on a subterraneous theatre for a while now and put on a good live show. Their new record is their best nonetheless and has some outrageous stone n hurl tunes on there. Check em out when they hurl by your town.
10 Dub War – Enemy Maker
Not a new band, though one that was a outrageous change for a lot of immature Welsh bands when Funeral For A Friend were starting out. You’ll recognize a voice as Benji Webbe from Skindred, and if you’re a Skindred fan who’s not checked out Dub War afterwards you’re blank out large time. Even if you’re not a Skindred fan, we need to check this track, this album, and this rope out.