Wonderland.

BTS: FICKLE FRIENDS

The Brighton babes take us on tour.

We couldn’t resist a Rough Trade Photo Booth photo with the album vinyl – we spent so long working on the design it’s amazing to actually be able to hold a real physical copy!

Fickle Friends are without a doubt one of the most exciting new acts around. Having dropped their long-awaited and fucking fantastic debut album You Are Someone Else last week, the record glistens with sunshine-soaked electro-pop and non-stop bangers.

Speaking on the record, your new fave indie gal Natti Shiner says: “This album mostly talks about the feeling that you don’t fit in your own life, forever craving something else. I felt like I was stuck in a perpetual nightmare of bad relationships and worry for so long and this collection of songs kinda pulled me out of that. We wrote and produced the bulk of everything between Jack’s bedroom, the tour van and LA so it’s been mostly DIY with an array of producers allowing us to get that extra 20%.  We always wanted to make a record that made people dance and think at the same time. If any of these songs help anyone feel cool, or strong or even just less alone then we’ll have achieved what we wanted.”

Currently set to land them a Top 10 spot, we’ve got an inside look at how the band – made up of Shiner (obvs), Harry Herrington, Chris Hall, Sam Morris and Jack Wilson – have been filling their time whilst on their way to becoming your new faves.

(LEFT) This was taken just before we went onstage in Oxford. That’s the night of the epic mosh pit. Unreal.
(RIGHT) Here’s Chris our guitar player posing on Brick Lane round the corner from Rough Trade.

It’s been a dream to play Rough Trade East ever since we started first coming up to London. It was amazing to see some many people crammed in to watch.

(LEFT) Gin and tonics are a key part of tour. This was just after our very sweaty, sold out Lincoln show, right after we’d just all recovered from chest infections so could finally drink!
(RIGHT) Here’s Sam our drummer during his warm-up ritual before the Brighton show – minus the espresso which was just out of shot…

This was taken right before we went on stage at the Banquet Record Store show – it was the day before our album so spirits were high, ha.

(LEFT) Some more amazing lights we found at Cow Vintage in Nottingham just before our Rough Trade instore.
(RIGHT) Unloading our gear before Rough Trade.

(LEFT) This was taken on the balcony at the Hippodrome directly above the stage. The bleed from the lights gave an amazing neon effect.
(RIGHT) We love this shot which is from our show in Oxford.

Photography
Zac Mahrouche
BTS: FICKLE FRIENDS

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