A discovery at Brighton Pride today (along with Years & Years and DJ Missy B) was a set by Brighton locals Fickle Friends, they seem quirkier and beat-ier on stage, but love ‘Swim’, ‘Velvet’ and ‘Paris (Chimes remix)’. Great video as well, all about drowning in your partner’s emotional baggage according to the band.
Listening to their more recent tracks, I can REALLY hear the Phoenix influence which probably is what perked my ears up, but also I worry that the curse of the over-polish might hit them. New album out soon, I think they are ones to watch, but I hope they throw a little grit into their hyper-gloss too. Funny how like Susie Blue, really digging this new kind of happy/sad ultra-pop recently.