Whilst 2013 saw Brighton’s Fickle Friends win two competitions, the Music Gateway title of Best Live act and a public vote to open for Jamie Oliver and Alex James’ The Big Feastival, 2014 looks set to be even bigger and better for the band.
Upon releasing their first single ‘Swim’ on January 1st, they have had a tremendous response, with almost 230k plays on Soundcloud to date – a figure that’s still rising at a rapid pace.
If you close your eyes and listen to ‘Swim’, you instantly conjure thoughts of happy summer nights spent laughing with friends. The track, recorded with James Earp, offers an infectious indie sound and lyrics laden with hooks surrounding a get-up-and-dance 80’s new wave soundscape.
But whilst the sound is upbeat and carefree, lead vocalist Natti explains that there is a much deeper meaning behind the sunny exterior. ‘It follows the idea that people get mixed up in confusion [in relationships] and sometimes feel like they’re drowning…that’s what SWIM is,’ says Natti. If ‘Swim’ is anything to go by, there are big things in the horizon for Fickle Friends.
Words: Brooke McCord