About two or three weeks ago Bristol’s Make Friends released their debut EP ‘Hi’. The band has gotten love and attention from national radio like BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X, Amazing Radio, and BBC Introducing. ‘Hi’ was the follow-up of infectious indie-pop single ‘Ellie’ and about the single, lead singer Tom says “‘Ellie’ is the most personal track on the EP. It’s a retrospective account of the frustration and emptiness felt from a lack of connection in your relationship.”
Make Friends’ style is one full of hooks and unexpected riffs and drumbeats, which is pretty much what both ‘Drop Naked’ and ‘Talk Tomorrow’ are. Without repeating themselves, Make Friends have created a very contagious sound that makes you unable to sit still while listening. It’s very promising for when the band will be touring which is happening next month. Make Friends will be playing alongside Gold Baby and Pet Hates in London and will be playing in Oxford with Black Hats, The Foliants and Chalk. Now we haven’t checked out those bands yet, but if their songs are just as merry and with a surfing-on-a-sand-beach kind of vibe, we can’t wait to hear what they’ve got on offer!
Make Friends is for fans of Bombay Bicycle Club and Bloc Party and if you’re a connoisseur of the smaller bands, they can easily be compared to Indigo Velvet and The Vices!