Brighton-hailing indie pop band Fickle Friends perform at The Wedgewood Rooms in Albert Road on Wednesday 14th.
A dedication to writing quirky 1975-esque anthems on their own terms and a love for the the brittle icy synth flourishes of Chvrches have helped Fickle Friends establish themselves as the essential new British indie-pop band of 2018.
They’ve played over 350 live shows together, been playlisted regularly on Radio 1 with an incredible string of singles including Brooklyn, Glue, and Hello Hello, headlined a sold-out London Forum — and all before announcing their debut album. Until now!
You Are Someone Else is an irresistible debut record, effortlessly capturing both the joy and uncertainty of growing up a 2017 millennial. Songs addressing social awkwardness, self-doubt, anxiety, and the qualms of growing into young adulthood are explored through a prism of perfect timeless pop.
Current single Hard To Be Myself is an undeniably brilliant pop anthem for a pre-loading generation of wasted youth that flips lyrically from gloriously hedonistic abandon to naked self-analysis, while tracks such as Wake Me Up addresses angsty obsession and the art of over-thinking.
The album as a whole pivots around relationships and their tireless effects on the young mind, exploring the highs and lows of dating, falling in love, and, of course, breaking up.
Tickets to see Fickle Friends at The Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth are £12.00, and doors open at 8:00pm. They’ll be supported by Swimming Girls and Arcade Hearts.